An easy three day hike with overnights at Honeymoon Lake. *High* water conditions, including a 150 ft ford at Upper Pine Lake and some dicey stream crossings above Honeymoon. Gorgeous views, one of my favorite areas in the Sierra.
Beautiful day and spetacular views along the climb. Hiked it from camp at Lower Pine Lake. This made for a longer day than anticipated, and Honeymoon Lake would probably be a more ideal place to camp.
This route proved to be quite exciting with several sections of 3/4th class along the ridge. The N Chute is dangerously loose.
I climbed the west ridge on a trip to the Italy Lake area to climb Bear Creek Spire from the west. The ridge is a simple class 2 scramble with great views of surround peaks including Mount Dade, Mount Abbot and Bear Creek Spire.
The final stop on a Merriam/Royce/Julius Caesar dayhike. Great views, although I was more concerned at the time about making it back down through Granite Park before dark...
I climbed this peak many years ago, the summer of 1975. It was on a backpacking trip that my parents sent me on. (something like summer camp). Anyway, it was these early backpacks that really got me hooked on the Sierras. I remember this peak well. It was really my first Sierra summit. The only other mountain I had ever summatted up to this point was Mount Lassen with my dad.