Red Slate Mountain from the north.
The highest mountain in the area is visible from many a High Sierra summit, sometimes as nothing more than a distant snow flecked pyramid on the horizon.
From the south its a huge red mass of scree, but from the north it looks like a "real" mountain, with a fabulous couloir running diagonally up its face.
Trailhead is at Convict Lake. Hike the north side of the lake then head around and south down the ominous Convict Canyon between craggy peaks to Mildred Lake. It's possible to camp here, or keep going south to where the canyon basically ends.
Climbing Season For the High Sierra area.
Weather station 10.9 miles from here
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Camp on dry land, past Mildred Lake. Red Slate Mou...
Crossing snow on the way to camp.
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Another view of the camp in Convict Canyon.
From: San Jose, CA
Oct 17, 2010
For the North Couloir, head up a use trail from Mildred Lake to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah. You can also get there by crossing the Mildred Lake outlet and going up to Lake Dorothy / Bighorn Lake / etc.