The forecast was for a mostly sunny day, but the area around this mountain was foggy and cloudy all morning. The trail was in better condition than I expected, and some sections were steeper than I anticipated. In addition to reaching Joan Lake, I took the spur routes to the summits of Sunrise Mountain and Scorpion Mountain.
"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