Our first group hike with my sister during Thanksgiving break was on the Appalachian Trail in Duncannon, PA. It was an easy hike despite veering off the trail and climbing some boulders. Venturing back on the trail with the help of a seasoned AT hiker, we made it to the top of the ridge, which overlooks the valley of Dauphin. We could see the treetops around our childhood home from the top of the windy mountain ridge. We made our journey down, crossing the train tracks that had a train waiting for it’s signal to move ahead, while making jokes about the conductor being Kristi’s ex-boyfriend. We loaded into the car and headed home for Thanksgiving dinner.