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Ralston Peak
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Topo and GPS tracks for todays ~8mi 3000ft elevation gain out and back from highway 50 to Ralston Peak.  This was my 8th peak on the OGUL list.
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Topo and GPS tracks for todays ~8mi 3000ft elevation gain out and back from highway 50 to Ralston Peak. This was my 8th peak on the OGUL list.
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06/20/2009 04:54 PM
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I parked at the lot near the highway, which turned out to be a minor mistake- there is another lot a few hundred yards up the road.
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I parked at the lot near the highway, which turned out to be a minor mistake- there is another lot a few hundred yards up the road.
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06/20/2009 10:36 AM
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The Desolation Wilderness registration sign at the actual trailhead.  Filled out my paperwork and hit the trail.
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The Desolation Wilderness registration sign at the actual trailhead. Filled out my paperwork and hit the trail.
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06/20/2009 10:41 AM
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The first mile or so switchbacked through some unremarkable fir forest typical of the Tahoe area.
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The first mile or so switchbacked through some unremarkable fir forest typical of the Tahoe area.
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06/20/2009 10:44 AM
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I could hear Tamarack Creek from this point, but the trail never actually came within sight of it.
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I could hear Tamarack Creek from this point, but the trail never actually came within sight of it.
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06/20/2009 11:10 AM
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Desolation Wilderness Boundary sign a typical ~1mi from the trailhead.
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Desolation Wilderness Boundary sign a typical ~1mi from the trailhead.
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06/20/2009 11:16 AM
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The trail gradually got steeper (eventually abandoning the switchback strategy) and switched from pine forest over to high chaparral.
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The trail gradually got steeper (eventually abandoning the switchback strategy) and switched from pine forest over to high chaparral.
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06/20/2009 11:18 AM
TL
Up above the treeline there was a view over to the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort, which was across the highway and a few miles east.
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Up above the treeline there was a view over to the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort, which was across the highway and a few miles east.
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06/20/2009 11:24 AM
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Heading steeply straight up a rain gully burrowed through the mesquite.
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Heading steeply straight up a rain gully burrowed through the mesquite.
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06/20/2009 11:25 AM
   
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