Being surrounded by friends is great... but something has to be said for the importance of experiences where you are by yourself. Alone. It can be scary at first - but growth wasn’t always meant to be a group activity.
There are few moments in your life where you get to call yourself "Lucky". Right place.. right time sorta thing. This was one of them. A smoke filled morning above the Golden Ears valley from the forest fires to the north. We hiked for 6hrs thinking we might not get much of a view through the thick smoke, but I think we got a lot more than we had hoped for.