According to Foursquare, I hadn’t checked at the Green Mountain summit since June. Seemed about right given I was up in Leadville for most of the summer and then boycotted the trail this fall with the flood damage. So after hearing Ranger Trail was reopened recently, we finally had a legit dog-friendly route for Ozzy to peak bag this favorite of mine. The god damn wind will be the death of me in this state. It ruins an otherwise awesome day every time. But we made the most of it. Had fun gazing at the damage up the Ranger Trail to the cabin. Wow. Road is just gone. Then we hit the summit and quickly returned the way we came as the wind was relentless. A longer than normal summit but nice to be outside and trying to regain some time at an old favorite.