We were on the trail at 6:45 the next morning. The sky was overcast, which kept the heat down. At first, the trail was easy to follow, and the scenery was evergreen and deciduous trees with the occasional beavertail or hedgehog cactus peeking through.
About a mile in, we started our climb. It was no simple stroll on a dirt path. There were boulders that required the hiker to set aside his or her walking sticks and use both hands to climb. Narrow cuts between boulders and rock outcrops forced backpackers to twist and turn in order to negotiate a passage.
As difficult as it was, the scenery made the effort worthwhile. We were climbing between two peaks. The slopes on both sides held enormous granite boulders that stood out in stark relief to the brilliant green of the foliage. The sky steadily grew more overcast. It was the kind of setting that makes a person feel very small and insignificant. That feeling didn’t leave us for a couple of days.
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