Climbed with musicman82 from the pass at the head of Smugglers Gulch after first climbing Cascade BM. Typically great scenery for the area, and my first time up the Cascade Gulch and Smugglers Gulch areas of Kirwin. The summit area is huge, and the best views are actually from a false summit a little north of the main one. We took a more direct descent down the talus back to the trail, but it wasn't that great a route because it was very steep but not loose enough to enable a rapid descent.
"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