For my March Madness project, I went on a camping trip by myself in Pennsylvania. The trip was three days and two nights long. For the past six summers, I have always done trips like these with other people, but they were longer. I wanted to know how a trip by myself would compare to a trip with other people. The person in charge of planning the trips with other people also helped me plan this one, and gave me advice on what to put on my packing list, menu, and how to make reservations. Going into the trip, I knew I would want to use my phone as little as possible; I only brought it with me in case I had to call someone for an emergency. However, the GoPro that I brought to record footage for my film at the end died on the first day of the trip. As a result, any time I wanted to record or take a picture of something I had to use my phone. However, because I wanted to be away from my phone as much as possible, I didn’t record as much of the trip as I would have hoped. The biggest challenge for me was the weather. It rained a lot on the second day, and on the second night it snowed and I was cold.
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What a unique idea and incredible experience, Zach! You must have learned a lot about self organization and self reliance, staying steady through physical and climate challenges, dealing with solitude. Congratulations!
What an incredible experience Zach! And a unique idea as well. You must have learned a lot about self organization, self reliance, and staying steady through all sorts of challenges (physical, emotional, climate-related). Congratulations!