This weekend is going to be awesome. Ted, Clara and I are heading up to Pyramid Peak, the highest point in the Desolate Wilderness. The decision prompted an ill-advised shopping spree at REI, where I spent a good portion of my yet-to-be-received tax return. I got some good shit though. Water-proof boots, snow shoes, long underwear. All sorts of stuff that will make me look like a lumberjack at worst and a Viking/Ninja/Alpinist at best.
The route is described as the greatest
vertical climb in the Tahoe Sierra. The trek will climb 4,100 feet of elevation in just over 3 miles, and we will get to use the snow-shoes and other bad-assery.