Wheeler Peak! The Ranger's suggested I not mountaineer my way to the top. Too late.
Lean On Me
Always a tree where I need one to be. A pre-dawn hike, getting tired before I even make it to the first checkpoint.
Even eastern Nevada gets a touch of autumn.
Setting the bar higher for amazing color.
Its going to get a lot colder before it starts to get warm.
One great way to be ushered into the snow.
As I got closer to the snow line, one thing I did not expect to see was leaf-full trees
You'll start to see that with every step, the view kept getting larger.
As my perspective changed, the view of my pending challenge appeared increasingly ominous.
Intermittent snow. The Worst!
Point of No Return
With a view like this...my fate was decided.
The Distant Basin
The great mountain and the great basin.
The one of the right is where I am bound.
Along the rugged ridgeline.
Taking my snow shoes on and off are a massive pain in the ass.