OverviewLookout Peak is found in the Little Lakes Valley, Secor says the peak has also been called "Tempest Peak" and "Ruby Peak". One can climb this peak in a short period of time from Mosquito Flats Trailhead. In fact its probably the quickest summit to attain in the area, with mostly class 2 and some optional, fun , easy class 3 from all sides.
In the winter shot shown above, Ruby Lake is frozen and lookout peak is the one on the left of the photo. I have seen many a cross country skier cross the frozen lake and gain access to Mono Pass from there.(see photo below)
No red tape for a day hike, you will need a permit for an overnight trip, the permit also allows you to camp at Mosquito Flats. The parking lot is packed on weekends, but there always seems to be a spot.
For permit quotas check this website for Little Lakes Valley
CampingGet a wilderness permit to camp anywhere past Mosquito Flat trailhead, for those looking to camp prior to heading out into the backcountry check this link for local sites along Rock Creek between Toms Place and Mosquito Flat.