Into the Morning

|| Early mornings in the Wasatch Mountains can either be crowded or they can be solitary. Before the light breaks it’s not uncommon to see a parade of headlamps headed up the forks of Big Cottonwood and into Grizzly Gulch in Little Cottonwood. On this particular morning Dave Kelly and I had started from the parking lot at the mouth of Grizzly and begun our climb in the dark. As we gained the ridge I stopped for a few photos of Alta and turned around just before Dave disappeared over the peak of the skin track. Touring with Dave isn’t really touring WITH Dave, it’s more like chasing the Energizer bunny. He just goes, and goes, and goes … and goes. ||