Still overcast in Denver - got some serious ha-ha rights from this hike.
The mountain is closed????!
Didn't get very close to the sheep this trip, unlike last
year Maybe Magnus (Leah's dog) scared them off, although we
never even got close.
Finally, hitting the summit of Torrey's, a nice evening shot of Gray's, and, time to celebrate! Steve and Mike had just come back from Poland with an extra treat - Bison Grass Vodka! Mighty fine stuff, if you ever see it, buy some. Although you'll most likely have to go to Poland for the chance. Na zdrowie!
The Vodka was especially useful in trying to stay warm - my little thermometer was reading just barely above freezing, and it felt like it. Fingers were going numb fast as we tried to head down, coping with the brisk air, and, more to the point, the effects of very good vodka... at 14,260 ft
Happy Solstice! - Matt K, Gretchen K, Leah S, Mark D, Mike S, and Steve J