Beautiful, muddy slog through the rain packing my downhill mountain bike. Views on top were limited, but watching the storm rake across the Red Buttes was pretty awesome. And the downhill ride made the chilly hike soooo worth it. Hour and a half up, 20 mins down! Baaaadass. :)
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."