Resting on Democrat
After scrambling up Democrat and stepping my way through the scree and rock fields, it felt good to take a break. SCREE is a reality that you must get used to if you are going to hike and climb 14'ers. The term scree comes from the Old Norse term for landslide, while the term talus is a French word meaning a slope or embankment. The two terms are often used interchangeably, though scree commonly refers to smaller material like mixed gravel and loose dirt, talus to rocks larger than scree.