The only boundary keeping you from here is your will to push through the grueling miles of huffing it uphill. Often times there's the desire to quit hiking which transforms to peace and accomplishment found on the other side of all that hard work.
Trips around these parts come to define us in profound ways. It's clear you are a guest in these hard to access wild places. The Bighorn Sheep prance around you easily at 11,000 ft. waiting to take up camp at your old pee spot.
It's not freedom you find out here but a sense of connectivity that's hard to feel elsewhere. As our senses awaken to the wilderness at hand, even the small partially buried rock that has been around for a millennia next to our tent shifts our perspective into a wider view.