A stroke of genius can happen anytime to anyone, especially after enjoying a freshly brewed cappuccino at Black Velvet Coffee. As if hauling our gears back from the Palisade wasn’t enough for the day, we somehow decided that climbing another 4000ft at 4pm would be a great idea.
Genius? Hardly. Summit fever infects the best of us.
I was glad that Jim dropped his phone after the first couple hundred feet and gave us the perfect excuse to turn around.
[Jim on the approach to Laurel Mountain over Independence Day long weekend, 2013]