On point for this tour was Redline Guide Pat Ferland (a.k.a. our pack rescuer). He met our guest at the trailhead at 7:30 and after the Covid formalities (taking temperature and blood/oxygen saturation), the team of two made for the summit 3.2 miles away. They made decent time, but didn’t linger due to mist and clouds. Our guest was pleased nonetheless. We get it. Not having views is simply a different kind of experience — and we think it’s a really positive one. The mist lends an air of mystery and excitement to the scene. Plus, with limited views, we end up focusing on the little things we can see all around us and we begin to appreciate them all the more. A day without views isn’t a bad day unless you make it one.
Good lead, Pat. And to our guest, well done. 37 to go! Thank you for choosing Redline Guiding as your adventure partner.