Have neglected this area for years but will have to return when the weather is too severe for Sierra hiking. Great for wandering as well as peakbagging.
I've hiked up Grouse Mountain, Buttermilk Hill, Tungsten Point, Peak 5331 and some unnamed hills. I also ran the Bishop 50K through this area several times in the past.
Hiked the trail near Millpond to the summit marker - I don't really know or care if it was the true highpoint. Great place to wander with a little spare time near Bishop!
So many piles, so close to home! Enjoyed a boot glissade down a snowy chute too.
A lot of fun boulder hopping and climbing peaks. Discovered relics from the past.
Been up numerous times
This 8,083' class 2 scramble is the Tungsten high point with great views. Also in '05
I love the hills. They make me want to wave my arms in the air and sing like Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music." This winter and spring Jon and I have ran around all over them, going to high points and peering down mine shafts.
Beautiful day. The weather was perfect and there wasn't a soul around.