Did a dayhike to Olancha Peak via Sage Flat Rd. No crampons or ice axe needed. Starting around 10,000' on the PCT there are snow drifts which make routefinding a little challenging as the boot paths aren't always going the right direction. The snow has a boot trail though it, just use caution if icy, but passable without gear. Overall a beautiful day, saw two PCT folk trekking along, they seemed to be in good spirits. The summit register is full if someone is heading that way soon.......enjoy the photos......
Nice morning light from 395
Going to climb the talus to the summit
Mix of Talus, Scree & Snow. Foot placement was important
Views open up as I climb
Mt. Whitney & Mt. Langley
Owens Valley & Sorta Lake
The rest of the photos can be viewed here: http://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sie ... 338_W5xqGM