I had planned to go up the North Route, but I could not find the trail. I went further up and found a barely distinct trail that led me to the meadows under Carbonite Pass. Then it was a very nice scramble up and across the ridge to the main summit, and down the North Route. Now I know where to look for the trail. Along the way I saw two moose, a mountain goat and her kid, and a mountain chicken (grouse).
"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