Love adventuring with this gal! Finding similar minded adventurers is the key to backpacking in pairs or groups. Our pace is the same and our ease with the unexpected is the same. Our montra outdoors for years has been, "it will pass, it always does." Originally applied to storms, it now applies to any discomfort along the way. Is it cold? It will pass. Is it steep? It will pass. Is it stormy? It will pass. It always has. So there's no sense fretting. Enjoy the world while you're in it. .