The weather forecast was supposed to be rainy, but it just ended up being overcast while I was on this trip. What snow was found on the upper ridges was melting while I was there, too. With the ski area not yet in season, I opted to bypass the standard route and go with a more direct approach.
"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