Why am I doing this? – Matt Upp

Being in the mountains is a way for me to decompress from the everyday stress that life throws at us.    Projects like this one that Andy is facilitating make me realize how insignificant my “big problems” are in comparison to what others go through.  Being a part of this group is the least I can do to honor the men and women who willingly put themselves in harms way, day in and day out, to give normal people like myself the opportunity to live in a free country.