The sun was up and it looked like it has for the past number of days.
At the intersection where we would begin the switchbacks there was a new sign.
This was a first for me to see a sign like this.
view from the first opening
After they retreated to their home, we captured our destination shot.
We sat and had lunch looking for some kind of view but there were none to be had. What I did think about was what a beautiful place it is up here and I have been fortunate to be here many many times when the views are forever.
The Lookout Lady came out and invited us to the back of her home.
We took her up on that offer and snagged another photo.
We packed up our gear, waved good-bye and began the descent down towards Jewell Pass. It was long and unscenic and I just wanted it over with. There were no photos ops, even the bridge and waterfalls were not appealing enough today to stop for photos.
We made it back to the car to find the parking lot was full. I assumed the Lookout Lady would have loads of visitors today. The air quality did not improve and views were still nonexistent. The only thing we had left to accomplish was the drive home and getting inside to fresher air to breathe. I felt disappointed that I could not show off our beautiful mountains today to my friend. I was thankful though that we had a home to go back to.