Granite Peak Exploration

We spent last weekend in the desert with our friends Dan, Renee, and Coconut. We started up Granite peak near Gerlach, and while we didn’t make the summit, we enjoyed every minute. This is some amazing country we live in.

We drove up past Pyramid lake and spent a chilly (22°F) night in the Smoke creek desert.

Needle Rocks

Pyramid water walker

Smoke creek Venus

Ann at Smoke Creek

Our outing on Granite peak featured wandering ridges, rock gardens, berry-laden junipers, and rugged canyons.

Departure

We gain the ridge

Into rock gardens

Looking over Smoke Creek

Ridgetop spires

More berry than juniper

Renee and Ann

Waterfall

Hiking into the sunset

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