Just because the temperature dropped below 18 degrees that night doesn’t mean that I regretted my decision to not research the area or weather in the slightest.

As I huddled with Shyma for at least 4 hours of life-altering cold shivers, I thought we might not make it. Not that we would die before the morning per se, but that we would for sure wake up sick and exhausted and unable to function. And maybe also die….

18 degrees with a an overgrown blue summer tent that had ventilation slots along the roof IN CASE IT GOT TOO HOT INSIDE THE TENT…. FOR EXCESS HEAT DUUUUURING THE SUMMMER

Shaver Lake California Camping at Night

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

Carl Reiner

All in all, this was one of the most refreshing, inspiring, and utterly exhausting trips I can remember embarking on. It’s safe to say, that at this point, I will probably never camp in the snow again. Not that I wouldn’t recommend it per se, but that after you experience it, whether intentionally or not, you find your lust for it totally gone. To be fair, I feel the same way about skiing and snowboarding, so maybe it’s just a ‘cold thing’, or even just an ‘effort thing’. None of that is really the point though, ammmm I right?