Great view of Thompson. What happened? Did you run into bad weather?
No, weather was actually nice until late that evening (lightning/thunder, rain all night long). Actually, the g-friend was feeling pretty bad from the altitude, so I opted to make the 9,000 ft lake our destination for th eday. Add to that the fact it was already 2:30/3:00 at this point and going further would've potentially put us hiking back in the dark. It was a great oppurtunity to scope out the terrain for when I do summit.