We have been incredibly fortunate to meet all types of people on our travels. Sometimes we stay in touch and other times the experience is left as a fond memory. Cold Springs is only reached after a harrowing 2 hour drive on winding guardrailess dirt roads. After getting our heart rates back to normal we bushwacked through the thick foliage and set up camp . Not that long after a herd of deer wandered right through our camp which prompted our introduction to Rod. A lone camper Rod was in his late 70s, sharp as a tack and still preferred sleeping on the ground with just a tarp above to shelter him. He regaled us with stories of hikes he and his children had taken and told us of his plans for his own back woods hiking the next day. Though too shy to join us for dinner he did stop by one more time to draw us a map to Sawtooth Pass and let us grab this snapshot. Meeting Rod re affirmed that there is such value in connecting and communicating with other humans. That you can achieve a life well lived and continue living it despite society's view on age. To remember to view the world with childlike awe and wonder.