weighing in as the second highest in Yosemite NP at 13,053 feet is one wonderful summit. The peak performs a "Hang Five" maneuver (surfboard expression), balancing between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada. It's like the quiet dude in the bar who's looking in from the edge of the action. Similar to this blogger's beer room manner.
When I was atop Clouds Rest, a grumpy old man (not me, this time) lambasted this beauty. "It's too far away from the real mountains. Why would anyone bother with it?"
You viewers can look at my photos and decide. I think it's worth the sweat effort to get there.
BTW. That is the same Mono Lake that I donated some coin to keep saving.