When Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, he spoke of three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When climbing to the summit of the mountain in New Hampshire that now bears his name, it is hard not to have a greater appreciation for these important principles that form the foundation of our nation. Standing atop the third highest peak in New England, the wind in your face, warmed by the sun above, where could one feel more alive? Scaling the steep face of Castle Ravine, heart pumping and muscles flexing, where could one feel more liberated? Descending a barren ridge, views in all directions and recalling the day’s accomplishment, how can one feel any happier?
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