Me at Precipice Lake
I already look much older than when I started on the trip a few days before. Seriously, this was the day things changed for me. I started the hike one of the awkward kids of the troop, and by the time we got to Precipice Lake I was one of the bigger boys. Maybe it was the good mountain air.
A couple months later I started high school.
That big black plastic sack hanging from my pack contains my patrol's garbage for the trip so far.