Desolation Crest Traverse
Yu Kuwabara and I traversed the Desolation Crest Saturday in 12 hours. The route was 16 miles, +7000'/-7700'. We left Bayview-->Maggie's Pass-->Dick's Pass-->Dick's Peak-->dropped below ridge to refill water at lake below Dick's, -->Jack's Peak-->Mosquito Pass-->ridge west of Mt. Price-->Ridge traverse of Price, Aggassiz, and Pyramid, including all intervening peaklets.-->down Horesetail falls trail. Very nice, though sections of the Price->Aggasiz ridge were spicy 4th in places, with one or two particularly high exposure sections. West of Price I remember being the most challenging.
Looking up the Slabs of Insanity.
From N.Ridge Mt.Price looking South
Yu on the lunch ledge beneath the summit block of Agassiz.
N.Ridge of Pyramid from peaklet between Agassiz and Pyramid.
The incredible view of the Aloha Lakes
Highway 50 / Twin Bridges, 7:30 pm. Look how happy I am.