I don't really know if conquered is the right word, but reflecting on my summer it seems like a perfect way to describe how I felt. One of the first things I conquered was the mountain (specifically Mt. Baldy). It is a close drive from USC and a popular destination for many college students to hike as part of the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge.
My friend, Rhodri, and I began our journey at 5 AM and we finished the hike at around 2 PM. We ate granola bars and dried mangos as we took in the beauty of the nature as the winds remained relentless on top of the mountain. Attached is the picture of my friend and I as we reached the summit and had to begin the descent.
Looking back on my summer, these activities are what come to mind. I will cherish these memories, but I am ready for school to start!