Trip dates: Nov 11, 2019 + Nov 24, 2019
I've wanted to summit Sawtooth Peak in the winter for a couple years. From Beaver Reservoir this would require 14.3 mi, +/-3300' feet. No small task in winter especially when ~10 miles of this are in deep snow below treeline.
I never seem to get an early enough start to actually succeed. This was no exception. Next time!
A bunch of new snow counteracted the earlier start and I still didn't make it. That said, the trail to Buchanan Pass seemed to have too much snow to really be safe anyway.