A few weekends ago, I had the privilege of spending a night snow camping with the Pacific Northwest Outdoor Women group (PNWOW). PNWOW is “an inclusive community of passionate, adventurous women from the PNW”, and they plan adventures, provide a community for women to share stories, seek advice and discuss outdoor issues. Part 1 of this experience can be found here–if you haven’t read that one yet, pop over and read it first!52 Hike Challenge, but they didn’t quite turn out as I had hoped. Ultimately, I decided to give up and enjoy the moment. Soon, I was joined by other PNW Outdoor Women, reveling in the mountain’s morning delight. As much as I was enjoying my solitude, finding more people to celebrate with made the moment even better. Much a metaphor for life, I realized both the importance of taking moments of quiet reflection for myself, but equally the importance of sharing it with a community. Invigorated by the sunrise, and basking in the new day’s warmth, promises of coffee and oatmeal lured me back to our campsite.