Five miles and 3000 foot elevation change. It felt great. The things I do for fun, beats mowing the yard.
Most of the way was hiking in the mist. We broke through the clouds at the top and were able to catch some peek a boo views of the mountains. But you had to look fast, up there it always amazes me how fast the clouds/weather changes.
Alpine flowers are tiny. Most of these flowers are smaller than a dime. There are some violets up there that are barely bigger then the head of a large pin.