This pass is the highest point on the TransAmerica Trail, a transcontinental bicycle route that stretches from Yorktown, Virginia to Astoria, Oregon. On this day, my friends and I thought the climb would be daunting and exhausting. But when we reached the 11,539 ft. summit, we weren't as exhausted as we thought we'd be. The climb was hard and challenging but all the miles and work we had done before had helped us in this moment.  In the end we celebrated with laughter and donuts. This how I believe life should be - work hard, celebrate with friends and enjoy life with a donut.