Always a good idea to get some easy altitude under your belt with a warmup upon arrival from lowly NH. A hike to Mono Pass is familiar ground, but I'd never been to the top of Starr Mt. Worth the effort particularly if you go by way of the South Ridge. The views from the top are excellent. The quick descent is down the chossy gravel fest on the west side, but I should have reversed the route and kept the quality factor at a higher level.
EARLY MAY SUNRISE ON BEAR CREEK SPIRE
DADE, ABBOT AND MILLS ON THE WAY TO MONO PASSS
CLASSIC VIEW OF DADE TO RUBY ON THE WAY TO MONO PASSS
CLASSIC VIEW OF BEAR CREEK SPIRE TO MILLS ON THE WAY TO MONO PASS
STARTING THE ENJOYABLE AND EASY SCRAMBLE UP THE SOUTH RIDGE OF MT STARR
EXCELLENT VIEWS OF ALL THE GREAT CLIMBS IN THIS PART OF THE RANGE.
LOOKING NW PAST PIONEER BASIN TO PEAKS IN THE MAMMOTH REGION
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE ABBOT GROUP OF PEAKS FROM MT STARR
LOOKING AT WHAT I ASSUMED IS THE SUMMIT OF STARR MT
VIEW NW TO RED & WHITE AND RED SLATE MTS
OR IS IT - LOOKING ON TOWARDS THE NORTH SUMMIT FROM THE SOUTH.
LOOKING BACK AT THE SOUTH SUMMIT FROM THE NORTH PEAK
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE SOUTH SUMMIT FROM THE NORTH PEAK
MORE MONO RECESSES PEAKS SOUTH OF RED & WHITE MT
VIEW NW TO RED & WHITE AND RED SLATE MTS FROM MT STARR
BACK AT MONO PASS
ANOTHER VIEW FROM MONO PASS