from Wheeler Pass via the standard ridge route Date Climbed: May 17, 2014
I hiked this one with Steven Stembridge and it was a succesful outing with the exception of a fall I took when I was almost back to the vehicle. 19 Staples in my head, 1 stitch in my knee, 2 stitches in my arm, 2 sets of 5 stitches in my forehead, and 4 other stitches in random places on my head, a concussion and a sprained ankle, 5 hours in the ER and thanks to the concussion I have absolutely no memory of what happened. I remember hiking down most of the way down the mountain and then the next thing I remember was riding down the Wheeler Pass dirt road in Steven's truck with my head wrapped in his extra shirt and him telling me I kept asking him the same questions over and over.
After ascending Willow in the morning I got back to my vehicle with more time than I expected so I headed over to Wheeler. Just a touch of non-impacting snow along the ridge. Great views from the summit and a nice old register.
Always wanted to head up this thing in winter, but never got around to it; instead, I did some obscure, funky loop in Summer 2006 before heading over to the Sierra later that day for a long one the next day. A decent enough summit.