Total solitude. Can do Relay, Houghton, and Mt. Rose in a few hours.
I ran a third of the way up and down this mountain. It was a nice day, without much smoke. It took only 1 1/2 hours to the summit from the trailhead.
Had a nice weekend in the area, bagging Mount Rose, Church Peak, Sunflower Mountain, Houghton, and Relay Peak.
From Relay Peak & "The Microwave". Skied from the summit. Trip Report
An easy walk over from Relay Peak on the way to Mt. Rose and Church Peak.