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.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."