Using a compass and map, navigated our way through the dark toward Keplingers. A pretty fun couloir and not too steep. Descended Keyhole Route and got a ride back to our cars from some crazy European lady. Interesting way to spend St. Patrick's Day! With Chase.
Camped at Sand Beach Lake, then hung out at the lake the next morning so that we could climb the route in the evening after the thunderstorms had passed and then sleep on the summit (shhh, don't tell the rangers). Great times with great friends. No one ever climbs this route!
"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