We celebrated and we moved progressively, but Desolation Wilderness wasn’t merciful to us. We were high enough to suffer from altitude sickness. Not only that, but the white powder kept smearing down with every step we took. We felt like Dick’s Peak was threatening us to retreat. There were some close calls with our footing, sliding down with every couple steps. We retreated, not because of fear, but because we wanted to continue a life of adventures. So we headed back on our steps, and set up camp on a nearby rocky peak. Needless to say, we got a view that would leave anyone speechless.unfortunately it was time to end our journey through Desolation Wilderness, and it was time to hike out. But we were glad that our journey had built us up more than our destination.