You wrote another incredible trip report! The pics from your phone look really good. That was such an amazing day. I'm glad you have preserved it on this page. By the way, I like all the LOTR references.
Thanks, David! Kendrick took most of the best photos with his iPhone 5s (if you expand some of the smaller ones taken with my iPhone 4 you'll see that they're a little blurry). It was an incredible day, and definitely epic enough to warrant some LOTR quotes! To paraphrase Samwise: "in the great stories ... the ones that really mattered ... full of [cloudy weather] and [scrambling], they were."