Tame climb from the pass with outstanding views at the top. Seems that there's an owl community up here as I saw one and other TRs speak of seeing owls as well. Climb part of the High Sierra Route Part 1 trip.
"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