Quite sublime, Bernard. This is the sort of thing that makes photography a great pursuit. You get the benefit of the exercise, beautiful scenery and you also get to take away stunning shots like yours, if you're lucky .
These is nothing like photo trekking is there... when you're lucky...
That reminds me of a trek last August in a place called Choukaisan, on the sea of Japan side of Japan. A cold place where meters of snow gather during a real long winter.
No snow in August anymore, but to make a long story short, I ended up walking 2 full days in torential water, very close to what you get in a shower really. I took 3 (yes three) images with the d2x, a few more with the Fuji F10 I was then carrying in my jacket pocket... that it is until it died just a few meters before the end point of the walk the second day.
The Fuji was one month old, and they refused to fix it although it was still under warranty...
So yeah, it is nice to see some bits of sun rise now and then.
Thanks for the nice words Ray.