The air is hazy early on, due to fires in Yosemite I guess, but clears up a bit for us as we make our way up Round Top peak. We begin from our campsite on a forest road, quickly pass the mosquito-infested Wood’s Lake trailhead, and begin to relax near the ruins of Lost Cabin mine.
Wildflowers are still going strong, and the mountain lakes here gladden the heart.
The view from the peak stretches further west and south than I’ve seen yet since moving to Reno, despite the hazy air.
We return on a different trail via Winnemucca Lake, where there are even more wildflowers, including scarlet columbine, alpine lilies, and big meadows of paintbrush.
We wonder if there are climbing routes on the cliffs east of Round Top, which look like a smaller Mount Whitney.