However the trail we choose to climb
The trail was as it "is". We didn't hear the "greensong" today and could never fall into the extended hiking rhythm which can be so enjoyable. The footing was just too tough on this, the longest vertical climb up any of the 48. The mountain though was beautiful and we will return to
Distance 9.6 miles; Climb 4450 ft; Elevation 5799 ft.