We explored this area when I was young, but I put down the date that I first hiked up into the valley as an adult. It was the heavy snow El Nino year, so on the 4th of July I only got as far as Long Lake w/o snow shoes!
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)