Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mt. Ralston Peak

On Father's Day, June 20, 2010, we hiked Mt. Ralston Peak.  We started at the trailhead right across the highway from the Camp Sacramento sign.  Has a good size parking area on the side of the road.  Hike the road up to the church.  There is a sign with free day use Desolation Valley Wilderness Permits.  About halfway up we ran into snow, which we trudged through without crampons.  Last 20% of the trail was lost in the snow. We decided to high straight up to the peak, which we found without trouble.  Seems it would be better to hike a little later after the snow is gone. 

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