A great friend gave me some sound advice to make the decision to turn around at about 10K. It was a great lesson in hydration and fueling the body for winter mountaineering. I will be back to get you another time Al West!
Despite a discouraging weather prediction, we camped at the dam in 15°, then climbed in sun all day. A lot of snow for October; over the knees in some drifts. Very windy on top. This was a long, tough day.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."