After several weekends in a row of very low motivation, I finally felt the call of the mountains again as the last weekend of October 2017 approached. My apathy the weeks previous had been mostly due to typical fall conditions - hurricane force winds in the front ranges, despite warm temperatures. I've done a lot of front range hikes and scrambles in these conditions and they're never as fun as you imagine they'll be when planning them. It's like peak bagging in Waterton. The peaks are always more enjoyable afterwards, when looking at the photos without the wind trying to blow you off the peak!
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