another day hike w/ gary guenther, he talks the whole time, the gorilla. the chokestone required a short rope, swimming through the scree up over the boulder. it was awfully loose, but the traverse to teh flat ridge top and summit are worth it.
"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