Going on a 4-day backpacking trip seemed daunting to Maryann and me since we had never attempted it before. So making the decision to hike to point Lenana peak on Mt. Kenya was an exciting feat, but also brought a bit of fear and anxiousness. We were wondering if we could actually make it to the top. We had never carried everything we needed for a trip on our backs. We didn't have the right equipment and weren't even sure what to pack. Basically, we had no clue where to start. However, we were so glad we didn't let those things stop us from going, and were especially thankful we had a friend to guide us through the journey.