Soloed from the Pacific Crest Trail; fairly straightforward route (class 2). Amazing view while it lasted; a sudden hailstorm prompted me to run down back to camp. By the time I got back I was completely soaked, I had lost my sunglasses, and my trekking pole was broken. Still worth it!
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