By PETER DAY
LUCERNE VALLEY • For some, life goals begin early
— and big.
The dream to become the youngest ever to climb Mt. Everest was pitoned into
16-year-old Jordan Romero’s mind when he was just a 4th-grader at Lucerne Valley Elementary School.
That day, Romero was looking closely at a painting of the world’s highest peaks when he experienced an epiphany.
“I thought this was really cool,” he said.