There’s something about a last-minute road trip. Knowing I will have to make do with what I’ve gathered and shoved in my hiking pack makes me feel alive. Last-minute mini adventures are all about the unknown for me. Did I forget anything? Did anyone check the weather? Where are we sleeping anyways? What should I bring? It always leads to great memories.
The excitement buildup and anticipation leading up to the ice climbing adventure; getting your equipment packed and the beer in the cooler; mapping out of the possible routes with your crew; the freedom of being out in nature; the unknowns and unexpected elements along the way.