23rd birthday in the desert

spent my 23d birthday in the utah desert with 9 adolescent males and 2 co-workers. was a fairly “normal” workday. i led a 4 mile day hike down a canyon, which was cool. unfortunatley as soon as we got back into camp that night a blizzard hit…crazy winds, snow, sleet,  you name it. brrrr. dropped to the single digits that night. there was another night this shift where i woke up with my shelter tarp in my face and 5 inches of snow on the ground. guess winter isn’t quite over in the utah desert.