My first 'modern' backpacking trip! From the log: After a brief lunch stop at Imp Shelter, we ascended North Carter, an extremely steep, hot ascent with marginal views at the summit. The trail continued more or less level for a mile or two over Middle and South Carter mountains through scrubby growth and large rocks, not quite high enough to be alpine, but too high to provide decent shade. Unused to backpacking (it had been several years for me), we finally dropped into Zeta Pass between the Carter's and Carter Dome and spent the night among the pines.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)