I always loved hiking ever since I was a kid when my dad took me and my mom to Zion National Park. I use to complain to him why we couldn't go to Disney World like other families would go to on vacation. However, I fell in love with Zion and told myself when I'm in my 20s I would trek the area myself with nothing holding me back. Hands down Zion is my favorite national park.
I would usually hike around local areas in SoCal but once I went with my best friend on a solo trip to Zion, my hiking/camping trips expanded to hiking out Mt. Whitey by myself and to finishing the Six Pack Peaks Challenge in SoCal. Next summer, my next big trip is to finish Kilimanjaro and trek through Mont Blanc.