View of Mt. Goode, elevation 13,085'
Our goal for the day was to bag Mt. Goode which is located west of Bishop Pass. A beautiful 5-mile trail takes you past several alpine lakes before you divert off trail between Saddle Rock and Bishop Lakes to scramble the remaining 2-miles over rock and rubble to the summit.
It took us 8 1/2 hours to complete the 14 mile (3,000+' gain) RT hike and scramble.
Part of the group attempting to climb Mt. Goode - Jesse, Mike, Herb, Harvey and Jay at South Lake at the trail-head sign
The north-face of Mt. Goode looms above Long Lake. We will circle around the mountain and approach the summit from the south-side.
Picking a safe way to the top is anyone's guess. I say stay low and go left of the sharp ridge. Climbing really becomes hairy at this point.
View from the top looking east. Bishop Lake lies below magnificent mountains. Bishop Pass to the right.
Oooh Nooo! We went to the wrong peak! Mt. Goode (the flat top) is at the other end of the ridgeline.