Chris, Sarah and I decided to head back to the Adirondacks to try and reach the top of Mt. Marcy. After our near disastrous first attempt, we had acquired a lot of experience and had fixed the group dynamics so we were destined to make it to the top this time. Or were we?
While I settled on the current title for the name of this adventure, “Trial by fire in the Adirondacks (or how Ikea tealights saved us)” is a lot more descriptive of how it went down. This was my first real backpacking trip and I can honestly say that it taught me most of the lessons I needed to learn for all my future backpacking trips. Painful lessons but at least I didn’t have to take a survival course to learn them right?