Haven't seen her in years, but she was a great friend. surfed a little on the pro circuit, tough as nails, feminine as a woman can get, always saw things as hopeful and possible, had an awesomely infectious laugh, out-surfed any guy, out-anythinged most guys, ambitious, clever, mischevious, and above all else, absolutely stunningly gorgeous.
Why I was stuck on another girl and didn't drop to one knee with a diamond for this woman I will never know!
I'll add also a lot of others sentiments...for me, Jesus was the original thru-hiker. Hung out with tent makers, knew how to survive in the wilderness, and friend to all animals. And the conversations we could have....mind blowing. I'd yo-yo the triple crown with the guy!