A place of enchantment, with wildflowers painting rainbows in meadows, jagged rocks towering high above clouds, and natural forces using their power to sculpt the landscape. We made an attempt at Mt. Stuart, trudging up scree fields weighed down by equipment gravity really taking it's toll. The false summit presented some challenges, weather and caution did not permit us to climb further. So carefully down we traversed as we descended to find a new camp and new scenes to admire. Camp made, wind howling like a fierce dragon blowing us in each direction as we pushed forward into the next day, up and down ridges danger in each step we safely made it over Ingalls pass and flowed down switchbacks with storms passing and sunshine warming the soul. The mountain has a great power, she is a fierce beautiful force that should be always respected. I've learned to hope for the best, though also prepare for the worst. Overall the experience was that of magic, enchanted by all of the beauty, and humbled by her strength.
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