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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.

Getting There

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.

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rhyang
San Jose, CA
rhyang   San Jose, CA
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. Oct 17, 2010

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