Monsoon like torrents of rain in 70 degree weather, and slick mud made this a more challenging endeavor. The sun broke through clouds on my way back down to the trailhead and made for a beautiful solo hike.
"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