Yesterday was filled with exhilaration, pain, wonder, and accomplishment to say the least. My friends and I decided to hike Lake Serene for the first time. Some rviews describe the hike as family friendly but I would definitely argue against that. Being an amateur hiker just added to the difficulty but I am very proud of myself for following through and completing 7.2 miles of slippery mud paths and loose rock inclines. The views and our final destination, Lake Serene, made everything very well worth it. My Lowepro, Canon 7D Mark II, and 18-135 lens failed to disappoint.