We took the gondola up to the top of Mount Howard, which is a cheating way to ascend to high elevation. But we worked for our snow, slogging to the top of Easy Peak twice. I walked over to East Peak too, just because it was there.
|Still plenty of snow up here!|
|Aneroid Lake is still frozen.|
I hardly ever take the gondola up because it is so expensive, but I always forget how it feels up there, as if we are on top of the world. You can see everything--frozen lakes, far-off avalanches, distant cirques where nobody goes. When we got back, the tourists in shorts stared in confusion. And our paragliding friends were on the sunny patio. Do you ever wish you could take a moment and freeze it, stay in it forever? Today was one of those days.