Great Trail run to Alice Lakes, then easy cross country to the ridge with some route finding and fun, exposed moves to the summit. My hair stood up and I heard the dreaded rock "buzz" of nearby thunderstorms. Smokey conditions from nearby forest fires, along with the storms made for interesting lighting.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."