Green, glaciated valleys stretching out in all directions. What a beautiful area!
After yesterday's trip to Thomas, Thomas Benchmark, and Full House (no Summitpost page), Liberty Peak was an easy day. All of these are on the Nevada 11,000 list, i.e., Nevada peaks over 11,000' of elevation, of which there are 61 ranked peaks and several that don't pass the Colorado rule. It's a great list.
Hiked to Liberty Pass and took the ridgeline to the summit, not much snow but a decent field of it below the summit. Beautiful views of Favre Lake and Castle Lake and the surrounding higher summits.
surprised to see snow on the trail in July in Nevada. No snow on the talus past Liberty Pass. By far my favorite mountain range in Nevada
Took a great class offered by UNR that entailed camping in Lamoile Canyon for 3 days. Class hiked up over Libery Pass on 1 of the days and the instructor allowed me to take a group up to the peak while they continued on to the lakes.
Ascended the north ridge from the 10,200' saddle, as that option was less snowy than the trail to liberty pass. 2011 was quite a snow year in Nevada!
With a few other peaks in the area, part of a very enjoyable NV roadtrip. Trip Report.