Hiking 3:30:00  8.0 mi (26:15 / mi) +600m 21:17 / mi
shoes: Saucony Peregrine
Hiking up Sierra Buttes with Sam, Carly, Jim, and Presto! We debating whether to hike up Mount Washington, which would be accessible from our campsite or Sierra Buttes, which required driving to another trailhead, but after seeing the two summits from Elwell, we decided that Sierra Buttes was going to be more awesome. We packed up camp and backpacked out from Smith Lake, and then drove over to the Sierra Buttes trailhead.
Sam and I did this hike in November of 2016, and it was WAYYYYY more crowded today. (I don't think we saw anyone in November.) The views were super awesome for a good chunk of the hike and the views from the summit did not disappoint.
After getting back down, we stopped by Packers Lake for a swim before heading back to the Bay Area. It was actually warm enough to stay in for a few minutes, which was fun. Awesome weekend!