One of the more grueling hikes I’ve done thanks to granite scree and boulders. Lone Pine Peak. Nine miles in 10 hours. Elevation: 12,944′.
The photo above is what almost killed our spirits. A massive, 1/4+ miles, 1,600 vertical foot wall of granite scree and boulders. Two hours up and a lot of pain coming back down. I’ve never been more infuriated, frustrated and angry at nature than when I was hiking down this hill. I’m surprised I have toes still.