Joel McDonald at Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Hard to believe it’s been almost 11 years since coming back to Virginia after being in Colorado Springs and Kansas for two years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My time as a missionary was difficult, but the beauty of the area was always something I could rely on to inspire me. Going back, the beauty was once again amazingly breathtaking. There’s a part of me that really feels like I belong in the mountains.

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