HAGERSTOWN -- The sun is beginning to set behind the mountains as Tonya Neuschafer steps outside her home in Clear Spring.
It's her favorite time of the day.
"Everything is quiet and the sky is filled with beautiful colors," she said. "I put on some inspirational music and begin to walk."
It's a routine she enjoys every other evening -- hiking three miles, usually in solitude.
It's good exercise. But it also is therapy.
"It's a chance to reflect on my life," she said.
Last April, Neuschafer was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had discovered the lump during a self-exam and immediately headed to her doctor.
Hoping it was a cyst, a sonogram and biopsy told her a different story.
At the age of 35, Neuschafer thought she was too young to have breast cancer. There also was no family history, except for a second cousin.