Unless you're a mountain goat, these pristine meadows are accessible for only a short time during summer. You've got to earn this view which makes it that much sweeter. The steep grade of the trail and muddy conditions weed out those people who don't truly appreciate such rugged beauty.
As you wake up to nearly freezing temperatures and unzip your tent, the alpenglow greets you illuminating just the peaks of the surrounding range. Soon the sun will rise high and the temperatures with it. You'll then be off on an adventure to write your own story in this alpine paradise.