Let’s get one thing straight. Winter hiking sucks. Whoever says any different is a liar. Sure, the quiet solitude that winter provides is awesome. But at what cost? Everything is cold. Everything is slippery, no matter how sharp your crampons. Everything gets wet because snow is actually just water apparently. Camera equipment is constantly in…
The Traveler stands on the north side of the park, far from the crowds and hubbub of the southern half of the Park. It has no attention-grabbing features like storm gods or “Knife Edge” sections or flatlanders asking where the gift shop is, but I’m here to spread the good word that it deserves your attention. I know because, of course, I climbed it.