For us, the crux was getting up the gumption to hike out the approach trail after the Park Bear Patrol warned us about the sighting of mama griz and 2 cubs that morning. Worthwhile climb for the incredible view... one of the most beautiful mountain basins I've ever been to. The climbing is a little loose and monotonous. Descent was pretty, but tedious... and we were still on edge about the bears!
"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