Out the door by 6am on Black Friday, my intended target was neither Best Buy nor Target. With steaming joe in hand, we hit the road for the mountains. Along with my brother, my dad, and my cousin-in-law, we were the first car at Mailbox Peak. We didn't bring pepper spray to fight off the crowds. Just some bananas and water. The serenity of the mountain was especially noteworthy and special on what is for many such a hectic day. Breaking first tracks in the snow up top was also a pleasure. We didn't reach the summit (turned back when we got to waist deep snow), but just being out there with family on a pristine mountain of serenity was pinnacle enough for us.