The brush to the west of the peak is quite difficult to travel through, but I had my mind set on descending via the gully off the southwest side of the peak and managed to make it through. If continuing up the ridge, it is beneficial to travel through the pines on the north slope rather than through the mahogany on the south slope.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe