My wife and I headed up the nice trail. My wife wasn't interested in climbing over deadfall and hiking thru a beetle killed forest, so she continued to the Big Meadow area while I bushwhacked up the peak from the north. There are views once you are on the ridge from time to time and certainly this mountain is prominent from town of Grand Lake. My wife's efforts were rewarded with nice views of a moose and her calf in the meadow.
"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