For those Hikers returning after the passage of time, or non-Hikers visiting for the first time, you may read portions of the threads and think, “What is so special; this group can be just as catty and human as any other?” Yes, of course! This was a group of people with the same frailties and vulnerabilities of any other group. At the same time, a great deal of love went into this group coalescing and traveling together for awhile. That love is what is worth remembering.
Betrayal of trust brackets the existence of Honey Trail. That symmetry does not seem accidental. Betrayal is a soul lesson for most of us to work through. May each one that was touched by these events learn what could be learned from Honey Trail and be at peace.