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!