We're planning to do the desolation traverse again this march, probably the weekend of march 12 or march 19'th. Last time we took 2.5 days went from rocky canyon and traversed across pyramid, peak9686, agassiz, price, jacks, dicks and out via tallac. This time we'll probably focus less on the peak baggin and more on the riding. We've got 3-4 folks signed up so far, but thought i'd post for the other folk that were interrested that i've met on the hills.(Was it Ben? -- can't remember your names, but the guys we met on tallac a few weeks ago that said they were interrested). My email is wrong on this board, so don't PM me,but post a reply and i can PM you.
--We'll pick the weekend based on weather/snow. backup would be high sierras or lassen.
--probably ski out via dicks towards maggies direction vs tallac this time.
--probably meet at rocky canyon friday afternoon/night and leave monday morning... gives more time to hit more lines instead of always moving your camp. (note, i've talked to folks that have done this trip in one super long day before, but i think to really ski the fun stuff 3days is right on).
below are some pics from 2 years ago.
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looking north from the summit of pyramid:
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looking back at our tracks on the north side of pyramid from pk 9686
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Great lines off of agassiz:
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same thing off of price:
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our lines off the ridge by price:
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looking at pyramid--price ridge (south) from jacks peak:
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looking east from the summit of dicks peak towards tallac. Last time we did this traverse, but this time we'll probably go out via dicks or midway from the ridge.
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ski off north side of dicks here and out by maggies, etc:
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