Join the NorCal crew for a great hike in preparation of the Tough Mudder! Mt. Ralston is a relatively short hike (around 4 miles miles each way) but it's got a pretty significant elevation gain in that distance (over 2,800 feet) and pretty rugged terrain (logs and boulders to climb over), so be prepared for an uphill workout! Desolation Wilderness Hikes are limited to 12 people per group, so RSVP early!
Ralston Peak (Advanced Hike)
Elevation Gain: 2,840 feet.
Distance: Around 8 miles
Rating: Advanced (Hike Rating Chart)
Duration: About 6 hours for the hike
Things to bring: Lunch and snacks, 2 liters of water (or more), Sunscreen, Bug repellent, trekking poles, appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike. Also consider a light jacket as the peak can get a little cold/windy.