A tough hike and climb. The area beyond the left fork of wildhorse creek is de facto wilderness due to the complete absence of trail maintenance. I made it to the saddle between Howard and summit 2 (about 100 feet from the top) and then descended due to dehydration (ran out of water). I will be back-- it is a true wilderness experience.
"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