Great hike with my son to Columbine Lake (I took a nap there, but flies were bothersome). My son then headed down and I continued onto Columbine Pass and Bridal Peak (= T 11). Very nice peak (easy) with amazing views, and a nice sort of a trail (no scree!!!). Will come back. Good place to go for a jog.
The forecast called for sunshine but started the day cloudy. Once I went above tree-line, lightning and thunder began. It did not look good at all. I did not want to give up so I waited for 15 minutes. Fortunately lightening stopped. As I reached the summit, it became sunny. Spectacular scenery.
"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