What may be a nice scramble in the summer becomes a little more challenging in February! The trail was muddy at the base, very icy later on and lots of snow near the top. We took about 6 hours to get to the top due to the conditions then camped just off the summit, watching the moon rise over the mountain.
"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