At the valley's end it is conference time. Above is Mount Lougheed and the continuation of our path to the summit. The day has been progressing and it will need a fast, strenuous trek to get us to the top and back down to our cars before full darkness.
I've anticipated this moment and the decision it must bring. I had intended all along to make the hike to the summit; but now my desire for that challenge has melted away. Too much of the valley is still unseen. And so our group decides to split.