The weekend of 22 Sep 06, Tracy and I headed to the Ruby Mountains Wilderness in Nevada.
It's less than four hours away, and that was really nice. These mountains are really pretty,
even though they're a narrow chain in the Great Basin. They get up over 10,000 feet, so they
have an unusual alpine feel for being in the middle of the desert. We pretty much had the trail
to ourselves after a couple of miles on our way in, but on our way out the trail was very
crowded. In fact, it was unusually crowded...we ran into five groups of more than six people. It
was like this was the trail for big families and big groups. And they were all horribly loud. We
started at Lamoille Canyon and hiked up to Liberty Pass and over to a great view of Liberty
Lake. At Lamoille Lake the snow became about 10 inches deep, so that was fun. This was a
very pretty hike, but I can imagine this trail is infested by people in the summer. We may have
to check out some of the less accessible trail heads into the wilderness. You can check out the
GPS track log of this hike.