Trailhead sign at 6,568 ft.
Griff locking down the camper.
The trail cuts through thick sage above Red Mountain Creek.
Split Mountain from just below unnamed lake.
Split Mountain comes into view from an unnamed lake below Red Lake.
Brewer's Angelica and nameless lake.
Split Mountain cirque.
A rest at Red Lake (10,469 ft), 5 miles from the trailhead.
Looking northwest a short distance above Red Lake.
Griff fills his bladder above Red Lake.
Split Mountain, High Sierra
Snow field leading to the saddle.
The hearty Sky Pilot grows on dry rocky ridges at 10,000 - 14,000 ft.
The snow field from the saddle.
Birch Mountain and moraine.
Nearing the north talus slope.
Steep gullies along the north slope ridge.
The summit register.
HIgh Sierra south from the summit.
Red Lake just visible.
Looking northwest at the Palisades from the summit.
Owens Valley and White Mountains, home of the Bristlecone Pines.
Birch Mountain dominates this NE view.
Geodesic Marker visible on the bottom right.
Nameless lake on west side. Palisade group on the right.
Upper Basin, Kings Canyon National Park.
Looking down the talus slope.
Looking down the north talus slope and the descent gully.
Red Lake and unnamed lake
Talus slope to the summit.
Griff's camper comes into view and our ticket to a hot shower.
End of the day. Looking back at Red Mountain Creek.
Split Mountain from Owens Valley, south of Big Pine, California.