12-2020   Many times the trails in mountains are rocky and bridged by roots—– making the going arduous  !#%&@!.  The trail up Desolation though is mostly a lovely dirt and duff trail, a beautiful poetic path where you don’t have to keep your eyes on your feet all the time. You can let your imagination wander. And the views steadily open up as you gain altitude……..the inspiration grows steadily stronger…..  Here is a typical section: