A few days before the first snowfall of the autumn season Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009
With Dave & Christine. This hike is a potpourri of outdoors fun. The terrace is dicey in spots, not for the faint-of-heart or someone prone to losing his or her balance. We saw no fewer than half a dozen mountain goats above us on the terrace and a herd of 30-35 high on the ridge leading to the 2nd Summit. Fantastic. We descended via the "glacier" and the normal trail. R/T time was under 9 hours.
"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