From Monarch Pass via Monarch Ridge South Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014
Excellent views from this little beauty! Looking all around from a summit like this one reminds me how many glorious years worth of peaks I have yet to enjoy in this amazing state! In the snow and cold with Kiefer.
It was cloudy when we got up in Salida. Forecast called for 50% chance of afternoon rain. I was sure it was going to rain. Made it to Monarch Pass by 6:30 a.m. and were on the summit around an hour later. Turned out to be a very beautiful mountain. I am glad I went there. Clouds went away.
"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