The ascent begins from Lunch Meadow, which is located approximately 9 miles from the Kennedy Meadows trailhead. The trail is well marked and maintained, and is an easy hike.
Follow the Huckleberry Trail past Relief Reservoir and Saucer Meadow. Watch for the sign that marks the often overcrowded Sheep Camp. There are several smaller and quieter campsites 1/2 mile or so past Sheep Camp, each in a stand of Lodgepole Pine. If you reach the trail split to Brown Bear Pass, you've gone too far.
At the east end of Lunch Meadow, look for the stream coming down from Relief Peak. Gain the ridgeline that runs NW to the summit from here. This is an easy class II ascent, as depicted in this photo.
Dsclaimer: I've not climbed this route yet, though I've had a good look at it from Blackhawk Mountain. I believe it to be fairly simple class II route.
Start elevation: 8,900'
Elevation gain: 1,908'
Distance: 2 miles
There is no special equipment required for this climb during the summer months except for the usual overnight backcountry camping gear.
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