This gentleman decided to grow out his beard while hiking the Appalachian Trail. That is an entirely appropriate and badass reason to grow a beard. It's much better than just growing it every day for a year and having it reduce your attractiveness. This is a beard with a purpose, unlike hipster beards decorated with holiday ornaments. It is a beard reflective of one man's journey, not a bunch of beards that get people mistaken for terrorists.

Sources: Gfycat