I took a few students from a college field studies course to this peak based on what I read in Zdon's "Desert Summits" book and we were blown away by the sunset views towards the Sierra Nevada. This is a very nice outing through the high arid hills.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe