In the Sierra mountains there is Tioga pass. It is one of the most altitudiness places in the country and seemed a good place to start a hike.
The pass includes the watershed that serves San Francisco but it got only 30% of mean snowfall this past winter so the pass opened earlier than usual. Good for this adventure, bad for San Francisco.
Ascending to the mountains from there, I got high (3480 m) and found myself.
I also found an other. Or rather was found by an other.