There are old hikers and there are bold hikers, but are there any old, bold hikers?
I decided that I was no longer spry-enough and bold-enough to risk sliding 1000 feet down the face of the cliff. The helicopter rescue would be most embarrassing.
From here, our photographer Nona Litch continued boldly on to viewpoints of Spirit Lake and the Harry's Ridge Trail. I returned to the Johnston Ridge Observatory to enjoy the ranger talks.