With trailhead starting at 20 minutes from my front door, I can often be found in the Mt. Rose Wilderness on my days off. With broad views of Lake Tahoe to the west, and views beyond the horizon over the Great Basin to the east, it is a beautiful 30,000-acre boutique Sierra wilderness capped by 10,776 Mt. Rose. Out for the day, or spending the night, I go…just because I can.