Due to the amount of snow, I had to start lower down the road and made a nice trek over the peaklet north of Grouse. Straight up north slope, post-hole shin deep. Really dug the Class 3 in snow and boots. That's why I wear LaSportiva! Beautiful huge plumes coming off the Sierra. Love my backyard ~
Worried about my rental car, I parked off Buttermilk Road after just four miles, and took a more or less direct path across the desert from there. This route had a lot of ups and downs in soft sand and wore me out! Anyway, I climbed it, and just because I liked the name!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe