And I really did want to do that hike. I’ve been eyeing it for a couple years now, ever since I walked in to the hut by myself one warm summer evening and peaked up over the edge of the trees to the alpine meadow beyond. It had been sunny and calm, idyllic conditions that rarely happen in the mountains, and the little tarn with the path wending through the tussocks had been so inviting…. The book said the route continued over a couple mountain passes and then down into a valley beyond. It would entail two nights out and lots of climbing, and a hitch hike at the end. It would be a good one to do with a capable mountain man like Jeremiah.