This is the regular series of SF Ski Basin ascents to Deception, now that Ski Santa Fe is closed. It is our quickest access to alpine tundra, and can be done in 4.5 hours RT from DeVargas, or longer if desired. As you can see, once the snow is gone, Lake Peak environs need not be mundane! ******Now in full summer, we will explore beyond Lake Peak as often as possible. The banner picture is Hidden Lakes Basin, a wilderness experience in the Ski Basin back yard. ******Other hosts are desired too for this series, to help keep it going every week.