North Maggie & Moses From Maggie Lakes

October 27th to 29th, 2012
N Maggie Mountain (10,234')
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10.5 miles, 2700 ft to camp
18 miles, 6700 ft peak loop
10.5 miles, 1900 ft out

This should have been a relaxed -ish trip taking advantage of a late season break in the weather to go climb North Maggie from Maggie Lakes.  However a slightly aggressive impulse to grab nearby Moses Mountain turned it into a bit more of an adventure.

Furthest of the DPS Peaks: Ruby Dome in Northern Nevada

What:  Ruby Dome (11,387')
When: October 12th & 13th, 2012
Where: Near Elko, NV
Who: Matthew Hengst, Anne Kircher
Pictures: Flickr
GPS Track: Track

Ruby Dome is the most distant peak on the Desert Peak Section list located about 780 miles from Los Angeles.  However it's only about 260 miles from Boise so it was pretty high on my list of things to get done before the eventual end of the Boise project.

This was actually my second attempt at Ruby Dome after climb last December left Jen Blackie and myself floundering in deep fluffy snow and running out of daylight several thousand feet below the summit.  This time we were back in October well before any significant snow had fallen.