We started day 1 of our Mount Whitney backpacking trip towards New Army Pass (note, you can also take Cottonwood Pass – both will get you to the same place). The camping area we wanted by Lower Soldier Lake was supposedly just on the other side of the pass, and we were ready to go (HA! Idiots.)! There were some thunderclouds in the distance so we all discussed procedures if a storm came through (span out, get low, don’t be the highest point in your area, etc.) and away we went!
I had a pretty good 2015, overall. There were ups, there were downs, but I definitely made the most of it! What’s important is that in each adventure, you learn something. I think in life we should continually be trying to learn everything we can – about ourselves, others, the world, life – all of it! Here are the 12 biggest lessons I learned in 12 months of adventuring.
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