Route Climbed: Hawkes Trail Date Climbed: October 2, 2004.
Climbed with Flanders. Did this one right after Pisgah. It got dark on us right after we started down. On the hike down, we heard a noise off the left side of the trail and my headlamp reflected two sets of glowing eyes. Two small racoons in a tree checking us out.
"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