hiked up the east side of Sugarloaf Peak on this holiday weekend. Started from the "Sugarloaf Picnic Area" identified on some older maps, approximately 3 miles due east of the summit, near Highway 89. Hiked through the lava flows to the upper cone, where the going was steep but efficient. First ascent in 1.5 years, according to the summit register.
"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