I went hiking last week. I didn't make my intended summit but was still treated to this view.
I've thought a lot about it the last few days. I was less than a mile from the summit but just worn out. I'd been breaking trail for a few miles. Looking at this picture as I post it, I realized I never sit down on a hike. Drop my pack to rest, yes. Lean on my poles, yes. But not sit. I sat this day. It's disappointing to turn back, but I had a safe day and now know what I can expect on a foot of fresh snow on a rock slide.
This is Saddleback Mountain in Adirondack Park, for anyone interested. I'm back in March and will try again then.