Hiked with Lord Klenke. And Brie I think. Yeah, in fact Brie almost got murdered by some RV people's dogs upon the return to the car. Anyway, hiked up and totally missed the road turnout it was so obscure. Got back on track and then pretty straightforward after that.
The slide alder was annoying in a few places and we lost the road once, but this summit ridge and the views made the effort worthwhile. The mileage was minor enough that the lower overgrown roads were tolerable. The descent was a breeze, and seemed much easier. This was my third-to-last trip with Edward Earl, who would go pass away the following month.
"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