Did this with Puma and Farnun with a bunch of dogs on a hot summer day.
A great day with the pup.
Nice fall hike, started from Packer Gulch TH, over Little Puma, traversed to Farnum, then followed the ridge to Burntop.
Pretty much a bristlecone lover's paradise. Some awesome looking trees.
Did the south ridge of Little Puma from Puma and continued on to Farnum & Burntop. Nice little loop hike!
While returning from Farnum peak, I was reclimbing the slopes of Little Puma. Well it turns out that perhaps it should be called "Little Bears." I encountered a mother black bear and her cubs. Although they were a 100 yards away, she charged me. I immediately started in another direction and fortunately she was just being over protective and stopped short of me. Needless to say, I was uncomfortable the rest of the way while trying to circumvent Little Puma on the other side.
Great loop hike with the hound. Included Puma, Little Puma, Farnum and Burntop. No one else around, even on a holiday weekend.