FKT: Andy Anderson, Max King, Patrick Parcel - Desolation 7 Summits (CA) - 2019-07-31

Route variation
Summer - open course
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
7h 20m 26s
GPS track(s)

A few pics on Strava.

We were originally going to do the common route starting/ending on Highway 50, but we switched last minute to try a new route starting/ending at the Glen Alpine Trailhead. This route is obviously shorter by 3-6 miles and slightly less elevation gain, but does involve more off trail traveling with the crux being getting from Ralston to Pyramid. There was a good amount of snow still after dropping the notch from Pyramid and also from Price to Mosquito Pass. I now think this is likely the fastest route for summer and for someone who has been in the terrain between Ralston and Pyramid before. This route should certainly go under 7 hours.