I was in the area to do the Rattlesnake Creek / Ashdown Gorge hike and all of the rim hikes around Cedar Breaks. I thought I might as well go to the highest point while I'm there. There is a paved road nearby so this makes it an easy mountain to climb.
"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