The Fort Sage Mountains, and their highest point, Stateline Peak, have intrigued me for a while. Stateline Peak straddles the Nevada/California, and likewise the mountains form a Granite barrier between the northern Sierra front heading toward Susanville and the desert mountains spreading eastward toward Pyramid Lake and the Smoke Creek Desert. Driving north on 395 right before Doyle, California there are good views of the peak, but I climbed from the far side, starting in the Fish Springs Valley. When I made it out this fall, unfortunately, they had burned in the recent wildfire so it was a bit of a different hike, but grass was already growing back there were hints of green and yellow dotting the black. The summit had not burned over and it had snowed the night before, making it the first snow that encountered of the 2017-2018 winter. Hopefully a sign of much more to come!
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