I started up and it was easy hiking along the stream for a while. Then I scrambled up to 9300 ft. and then came down. I then realized that I missed the trail that went the opposite direction for a while before curving around to go up to the mountain. So I'll try another time.
"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