On our individual journeys on Life's Trail we each carried burdens. All of us do.
They were actually things in which we had picked up baggage that wasn't meant for us to hold... guilt, failures that weren't ours, fear, intimidation of others that manifested in anxiety, hurts held on to, urges to fix things that weren't ours to fix... so much more.
Each of us saw things that we had added to our weight - responsibilities assumed, hindrances accepted or hardships actually chosen! What a revelation! Actually having it brought into complete focus that we really didn't have to carry or take on these identifiable burdens.
At that moment we decided to pick up visible and tangible representations of each of those identifiable burdens, and literally release them - by throwing them over the edge of our summit.
Psalm 68:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Exodus 33:14 - And He said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.