Drove out Friday night, and on Saturday I decided to scramble up Echo Peaks in Tuolumne. I was on my way to the Eastern Sierra but the long drive made me want to split up the trip. These peaks were a TON of fun, solid stress-free granite and beautiful views, I was speechless. Did not a see a soul all day once I left the trail, which really surprised me as this was a 4-day weekend! California is crowded, but only close to the roads, it seems... interesting.
I was hoping to traverse over to Cockscomb and Unicorn peaks to complete a full traverse but there were snow patches that turned me back, I am pretty cautious when solo so did not want to take chances. Was back at the car early, drove down to Lee Vining where I found a nice camp spot and cooked dinner, then slept!
Check out my Mt Russell adventure that I embarked on the next day.