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Quandary Peak: July 2016

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14,265 ft., Blue River, Colorado

You reach out to the edges, the pale lit blue places. They must be better than before.
You look back on trail only in memory, not in longing, Lest you be perpetually turned into salt.
The peak crawls slowly from behind its veil above, Marking the goal, taunting with faraway closeness.
Alpenglow softly razes the edge of ridges, Shimmering hopefulness after dark, steep climbs.
And we step silently over streams, through thistle and rock.
Ascents often begin in the dead of night, Glowing orbs oat amongst the...

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