On January 1, we were out of the ice storm and into the Chisos Basin of Big Bend National Park. After some minor snafus that the storm brought our way, everything sort of fell into place the way you would hope any start to a new year would. Travis and I stumbled onto this trail called the Lost Mine Trail thinking that it would be a simple nature walk, per se. Instead, it ended up being the highlight of our day, taking us well past nature walk status and up to one of the highest points in the park. We ended the day over a couple Shiners and celebrated a start to the new year feeling a little victorious.