Second time up via the west ridge. This time I stayed right on the ridge and it was a good trip. Six and a half hours, including time on the summit reading the register. The last time, in October, I got caught on the mountain after dark, and the descent was troublesome, to say the least.
"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