Hiked this with Nathan Carr. Great fun and fantastic views.
85 in Sacramento in late October? This meant it was in the 60s, 70s in the Desolation Wilderness area and Ralston Peak provided some spectacular views. Be prepared to gain roughly 1,000 feet each mile you hike.
Climbed with Troop 845 as part of a 50 mile backpacking trip through Desolation. Fun peak with a nice east face.
Another fun little hike.