November 12, 2013
The Humphreys Peak sign assures hikers they have reached the top of the mountain.
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I tossed my water bottle behind the twisted low branches of a bristlecone pine, the only thing hardy enough to live in such an inhospitable environment. I could not bear the weight of the 25-ounce bottle anymore. It had come to that.