It’s finally here! The last week of the challenge! Thanks to a large amount of unexpected snow, I was fully socked in at Michigan Tech for most of the final week. This resulted in me losing the bandanna challenge as I wasn’t able to hit up the last of the locations, but I still maintained my resolve to win the overall challenge.
I continued with my school day routine of activities but also began to work hard on setting up a geocache. As the end date approached, I headed home to Kalamazoo for Thanksgiving. I spent the next two days dragging my parents along for the last couple of activities.
On the 22nd, I tied for first place with three other outdoor nation challengers, one of whom was from Michigan Tech. It was a long and difficult challenge, but in the end worth it as I made some wonderful friendships and saw some amazing places.