Here's to my hike squad, your hike squad and all the hiking buddies around the world. It isn't easy to find people to hike with, and even harder to find people to scramble with. Everyone has different fitness levels and comfort levels. Some people have hardcore dedication and drive, while others do it for casual fun and adventure. And let's not pretend that this sport doesn't come with its fair share of the alpha male/female contest too. Regardless of all of that, at least one of these three humans has accompanied me every single weekend for the past 18 weeks, and @ghettothedog has been by my side for all of them. So whether you find comfort and safety in numbers, or enjoy the camaraderie and social aspect of having someone else along for the ride, be thankful for those who show up on the day of the hike.