You could get married, or
you could take a hike–in fact, you should hike
together before you get hitched.
Try a trail before you tie the knot.
Spend the three months before the wedding trekking
El Camino del Santiago (you’ll look fabulous!)
or you could do the steep mile straight up Eagle Cliff
Find out if the fireworks last
Depending on when you go, there could be
drought or snow, sprawling vistas or swamps.
It’s all in the timing. Your feet will be sore, but
you’ll manage. The questions: which suit?
what food? whither favors? Whatever.
Back up at the summit
you’ll know if you have a good catch, and
coming back down, you’ll release it all
even your name.