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Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby HikingGeek.com » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:36 pm

I had originally planned for an overnight trip to Mt. Langley, but after several cancellations, I decided that I would just take on several day hikes solo. Looking at a list of possible hikes in the area, I decided on Mono Pass, with the possibility of a little class 2 to Mono Pass Peak.

Here are some highlights. Clicking on any of the photos will bring you to my full trip report and gallery (~50 photos).
Looking towards Morgan Pass:
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Ruby Lake:
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Looking across Mono Pass towards Mt. Starr:
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Summit Lake:
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Getting closer to the peak:
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View as I close in on the summit:
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Possibly my favorite view in the Sierra. Red & White Mtn, Red Slate Mtn in the distance I believe:
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Mt. Morgan (?) as I head back to the TH:
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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby Thebrenner » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:03 pm

Great photos! I especially like the one of Red and White Mountain!
Thank you for sharing! Makes me smile!
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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby maverick » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:14 pm

Great shot from the summit!
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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby becomingamountainman » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:38 pm

I am about to start at mono pass and hike to bishop. How is the entrance? We are parking one car near mosquito flats and the other at south lake. Is it hard to find a spot close to mosquito flats?

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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:13 pm

Welcome to HST! If you have a permit, and are getting a late start: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/rec ... 0&actid=29
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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby cslaght » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:59 am

Your "favorite view" photo is fantastic, it almost looks like a painting. Great work!
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Re: Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak & Summit Lake 7/17/15

Postby HikingGeek.com » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks everyone!

Finding parking at Mosquito Flats can be tough unless you show up early. If you get there after 10 or so, in my experience, you'll probably have to park in overflow parking unless you catch someone leaving. I've been there 3 times and only parked closeby once.

I've only been to South Lake once. On a Saturday, the lot was filling up quickly by 8:30 AM.
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