South from Howard Peak
Howard Peak is the 2nd highest summit on Mt. Konocti .3 mile west of Wright Peak, the highest. An old fire road leads to the top. The summit is smaller than Wright Peak with easy class 3 rocks. The views south, west and north are outstanding. It is 4,286', only 13' lower than Wright. A brief excursion from the main trail to Wright brings you to this less traveled but worthwhile summit..
Northwest Clear Lake from Howard Peak
From just off Hwy. 29 on the south side of Clear Lake take the Kelseyville exit Main Street. Go north .35 of a mile. Turn right on Konocti Road 1 mile until it turns into a dirt road. Continue up the mountain 2 miles to the lower parking lot. Another parking lot is located 400 ft. up the road.
Autumn colors on Mt. Konocti
Follow the detailed directions in this link
until the turn left to Howard Peak at the saddle between Wright and Howard.
Click on the this swell map for easy topo route.
Mt. St. Helena from Howard Peak
Sun screen in hot weather. Warm clothes, windbreaker etc.. Maybe a snack.
Weather and Forecast
Mountains northwest of Clear Lake from Howard PeakClick here
for Clear Lake weather and forecast.