Aug 03, 2015
White Mountain (14,246'/4,342m).
Camped at Barcroft gate trailhead (11,640'/3,550m) in rain the night before. The morning started cold (~50°F/5°C). A few inches of new snow above 13,500'/4,100m. Great view from the peak. Marmot was basking in sun. Thinking of it as Mt. Barcroft (13,040/3,975m), attempted a peak visible in the west of UC Barcroft Lab on the way back, but the real peak turns out to be further west and slightly higher by 250’/75m. So, instead, hiked cross country back to the trail and to the trailhead. This cross country on a gentle rolling hills was more enjoyable than hiking on dirt road/trail. On our way back to Bay area, the city of Big Pine (~4,000/1,220m) in Owens Valley below was dry and hot, with temperature of 93°F/34°C.