Jim, you make me feel like a slacker... I was hesitent to go to the high mountains last weekend with the high winds above timberline... and lo and behold your'e triapsing around on one of the IPW's great double headers. Congratulations. Nice photo.
It was cold but not terribly so. The air was really clear and there was no wind to speak of, and that makes all the difference. Good timing on my part because the wind the previous day was in the 100 MPH range. I wouldn't have made in 50 feet above timberline in those conditions.
"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