Yeah, I know.
I know, driving to the top shouldn't count, but I only had a few hours and am on a brief hiking hiatus until early next year. Honestly the summit was not that special, and I probably should have used the time to go somewhere else. Still, there were nice views from the top and it's an area I hadn't been too before. In the near future I hope to hike the Vincent Tumamait Trail, which I think will be more enjoyable.
Beautiful but trashed summit
Hooray for cars.
Drove up on the way home from visiting the in-laws near San Jose.
Road was closed at the ranger station for paving, so I got to do a 14 mile round trip road hike. No views from the top...it was snowy and windy.
I thought this was one of the lamest prominence peaks ever. I wouldn't describe the views as "fantastic" as Scott does, but maybe I'm jaded. One gets to see distant hills, forested and remarkably unremarkable. Trip Report
There's not much challenge to make the top, but it is fun and in a very pretty area of the state, and I enjoyed it very much. Definitely the kind of place to come camp for a few days and explore.