Near drive up. Hiked the last little bit and climbed the ladder to the top. Did Elko Mountain earlier in the day. Combined hiking between the two, maybe 1/4 mile. Did these two peaks on my drive out to do Granite Peak; Humboldt County HP and top 100 prominence peak in the lower 48.
On a hot day, it was in the 90's even near the summit which is close to 10K. I had done Elliot BM earlier and this was the 2nd one of the day. A flat near the summit made it bit more work than I had planned for thanks to the heat. That was the first flat in almost 100K miles so it was bit of a surprise to get one.
"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