After taking a very non-standard route the first time, I tried to stay on the standard route this time. I mostly succeeded. Weather in the area, but none of it on me. I think it is the end of the cool weather window for desert peaks.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."