South Dakota was recently hit by a monster hail storm, which of course brought to mind the storms I've weathered over the years. When I think of being caught in a storm I think of the night I spent on the north coast, crammed against one wall of my leaky tent as the other kept trying to blow in to give me a big wet kiss every 10 seconds.
Sure the weather has caused me more than one sleepless night but overall I find weather, even outright storms usually tend to add an extra element of excitement to a trip especially when you're ready for it. Beylah and I were caught in a thunderstorm a year ago at 11,500ft in Horseshoe Meadows and have fantastic memories to show for it. I keep a picture next to my desk of the two of us snuggled away in our sleeping bags just enjoying the rolling thunder and pitter patter of rain outside on our tent.
This weeks discussion topic: How does the weather effect your outdoors experience? Would you take a trip even if you knew it would rain or hail the entire time?