Drove the Element to the end and hiked the trail with Tommey as a rest day during the Sierra Challenge. Two Teats was extra credit. Turned out to be my last day after finding out that I needed to head home.
Well I didn't make it to San Joaquin, but I survived so that is success to me. Turn-around point was peak just southeast of Two Teats. My altimeter said 10,800'. It was a beautiful day to solo ski tour somewhere I had never been. Snow conditions were less than desirable due to very hard breakable crust and "waves." I enjoyed the skin, hike, climb, ski and fall immensely.
Hiked from Minaret Vista Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011
Hiked from Minaret Vista to Deadman Summit and then took the use trail to Two Teats and San Joaquin Mountain. Had champagne with a Sierra Club group on the return! Nice little buzz for the final leg back to Minaret Vista.
"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