I have two friends who love backpacking. They have spent much time in Adirondack Mountains with 46 mountains over 4,000 feet.
The Adirondack Mountain Club gives special 41 , and an award, to anyone who climbs all 46 mountains. My two friends decided to go for this 42 . While many of the 46 mountains have well-marked and well-used paths to their summits(顶峰), others are 43 . You have to “bushwhack (在丛林中开路)” them using a 44 and a map. My friends had climbed 45 of the mountains. The remaining was the most remote, 45 bushwhacking.
Early one morning they left their camp site marching on the hiking trail towards the mountain chain with the 46 summit they needed to get the award.
When they reached the foot of the mountain chain they discovered that they had left their compass and map back in 47 . Rather than returning to camp they decided to bushwhack 48 the compass and map.
For hours they walked uphill tolerating heat, 49 brush and black flies. Finally, late in the afternoon they found themselves on the top of a mountain. They were 50 but delighted.
The feeling was 51 , however. When they 52 across the valley, they saw another, 53 mountain. They had climbed the 54 one! It was 55 late that weekend to put their error right. They had to wait another four months to climb the right mountain.
This story tells an important 56 . Often in life we put in a lot of 57 to reach a goal. But without the right “ 58 ” and “personal compass”, it is easy to get 59 . Knowing your life purpose gives you a powerful personal “map” and “compass” that 60 you are always climbing the right mountain.
41 A.evidence B. recognition C. example D. protection
42 A.reward B.goal C.summit D. award
43 A.winding B.snaking C.unmarked D. undone
44 A.compass B.pencil C. saw D. knife
45 A.demanding B. promising C. appealing D. relaxing
46 A.first B.last C.lowest D. easiest
47 A.store B.campus C.repair D. camp
48 A.with B.without C.by D.within
49 A.thin B.fresh C.thick D. flowering
50 A.disappointed B.frustrated C. annoyed D. exhausted
51 A.temporary B.lasting C.comforting D. imaginary
52 A.came B. looked C. climbed D. ran
53 A. lower B. uneven C. higher D. cliffy
54 A. right B. real C. true D. wrong
55 A. very B. too C. so D. rather
56 A. moral B. mortal C. story D. text
57 A. effort B. money C. trouble D. manpower
58 A. tool B. equipment C. map D. order
59 A. involved B. lost C. trapped D. stuck
60 A. guarantee B. prove C. provide D. infer
41. B 所有登上46座山峰的人会得到俱乐部认可和给予奖励。
42. D 同上
43. C. 根据While many of the 46 mountains have well-marked and well-used trails to their summits这句中while表示“尽管”及句中well-marked，well-used可推出其它登顶之路没有标识，没有登山道，荆棘丛生，罕有人至。
44. A. 根据后文When they reached the foot of the mountain chain they discovered that they had left their compass and map back in ___47____.可知答案。
45. A. 根据前文所述剩下的这条登顶之路既无标识，又得“bushwhack (在丛林中开路)”，和本句中the most remote 等信息可得出答案。这是最“艰难”的一次攀顶。
46. B. 共46座山峰，从文中My friends had climbed 45 of the mountains 可知答案。
47. D. 从Rather than returning to camp 可得知答案。
48. B. 指南针和地图落在了营地，他们决定不返回营地取，径直上山，所以后来迷路。
49. C. 同43.
50. D. 登上山顶，在未发现错误之前，尽管很“疲惫”，but delighted.
51. A. The feeling was ____51___, however. 句中however表明他们的高兴未持续多久，是“短暂的”。
52. B. 当他们放眼看去，发现对面的山峰更高，It was ____55___ late that weekend to put their error right. 句中“put the error right”可知他们登错了山。
53. C. 同52。
54. D. 同52。
55. B. 固定搭配too.......to。太晚了，这个周末剩下的时间来不及重新攀爬。
56. A. 最后一段升华本文主题，阐明了生活中的“寓意”。
57. A. 生活犹如攀登山峰，山峰就是你努力的目标。但如果没有“指南针”和“地图”确定路线，就会迷失方向，尽管付出努力，却不能到达正确的目标地。
58. C. 同57。
59. B. 同57。
60. A. 只有目标，方向正确，才能“保证”成功登顶。