Photos from this trip can be found here.
Another difficult hike especially toward the end. Most hikers would probably want to stop by the lookout area (4.2-mile in @ 6,200′ elevation). But the daredevils like us would proceed to ascend the vertical ledge above the glacial trough to reach the summit.
But that was the most exciting parf of this climb! It took 45 minutes for me to finally decide to get on it. Seeing climbers coming down made it less intimidating and inspired me to go up. Cooper didn’t seem to have any issues with getting up and knew to stick close to the wall.
Access: Mount Pugh Trailhead (NF-2095)