Southwestern Ridge Approach Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2009
The snowy southwestern slopes of the mountain are STEEP in places. Shortly before ascending those slopes, I surprisingly encountered a pack of wild dogs roaming the wilderness. Fortunately, they ran away when I made noises at them. Dense fog ruined views, if any, from the mountaintop.
"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