This was such an amazing experience with such an amazing group of people. Pico Duarte, the journey and the people (both BLUE leaders and other participants) made this such an amazing experience. The trip was so well-planned from the moment I decided to do this, through the fundraising and trip preparation, during the trip and after. It seemed like every detail was taken care of - all I needed to do was let my friends know I was doing the trip, show up and then enjoy the hike. The BLUE group took all the stress out of it. Yes, it was physically challenging. I was not in great shape when I decided to do this. But the BLUE emails, facebook posts and instagram posts and the people on the trip carried me through. And I'm so glad they did! As I said an amazing experience. I will do it again and I highly recommend it to anyone of all ages.
If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Train more. I want to do this again and I feel if I had felt more confident with the physical challenge, I would have enjoyed the experience more than I did.