Not Featured: Microspikes! When the trail got particularly icy (the last 100 yards or so) we put our microspikes on and were able to continue. My wife donned them first, I maintained a tough guy approach and then promptly ate it … Then, with the microspikes on we walked faceplant-free to the top where we had lunch and a thermos full of hot chocolate.
Also not featured: Earlier that day while out on a jog I saw two bald eagles!!
Also also … I’ll get back to writing more at some point but for now I’m just too impressed with how much beauty nature has to offer.