Alex will have a trip report of this hike when she returns from her holiday travels. In the meantime, she posted photos from her hike here.
I will post my own trip report photos below.
First -- 46 years old. Wow -- I am now officially closer to 50 than I am to 40. And you know what? I feel good. Damn good. I hike mountains. I have every intention of hiking mountains until my legs give out and I keel over. I figure as long as I can get outside on a regular basis then I am good to go. I don't mind getting older. I learn more with each day. Knowledge is good.
Here are my photos -- one note of advice...if you plan on carrying an ice cream cake to the top of a mountain in your backpack, then make sure you insulate the cake from the heat of your back as you hike. Otherwise, that ice cream cake might partially melt, lol.
Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! Alex will be back before the New Year with a full trip report of this hike, and we will also hike one more mountain(s) before the arrival of 2017. Stay safe, keep the faith, and happy hiking!