OverviewBlack Mountain .6 miles to the east on the same ridgeline. The peak has 2 high points. This gives it the appearance of a cat's head with the 2 ears. The east one has the USGS measured elevation, 11,524'.
This is an easy class 2 ascent less than a half mile to the south from the saddle (11,120') of the Summit Lake Trail. The best views are to the south over Lundy Canyon to the Yosemite high Sierra including Mt.Ritter and Banner Peak and northeast to Dunderberg Peak and the Virginia Lakes area.
At Conway Summit take the Virginia Lakes Road 6 miles west to the trailhead at roads end parking lot (9,800').
Take the Summit Lake Trail as it weaves gradually up past the lakes up to the saddle at 2.5 miles (11,120'). Hike southeast .35 miles to the peak. Traverse around to the right and scramble up to the high point.
For camping permits in the Hoover Wilderness contact:
Humboldt/Toiyabe National Forest
Bridgeport Ranger District
HCR 1 box 1000
Bridgeport, Ca. 93517
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