The ascension starts off in the foothills of Carson City where we would start just before the sun came over the Virginia/Pine Nut Mtn. Ranges. As we ascended we came across a few lone bucks one of them was showing signs of hostility so our only salvation would be a bright sun and journeying on cautiously. We would follow an old road which ascended above Washoe and Eagle Valley eventually we would leave it to search for the strange. Our journey would take us over the Carson Ranges rim for nearly six miles to various historic sites and a beautiful lake nestled in the national forest as we would leave the high desert behind.