Part 9 and a half of 25

Unlike most of the mountains and ridges in the Sierra, this ridge is smooth, not jagged. It is absolutely beautiful up here; the view is vast and today the landscape of the distant mountain peaks is painted in an ever changing mosaic of light and shadow from the shifting clouds amassing overhead. I really wanted to slow down and take our time and to enjoy every moment up here, but neither of us wanted to get stuck up here if it began to storm, especially if there was lightning, so we quickly, yet leisurely, made our way.