A view of Wonoga Peak from the Horseshoe Meadow Road.
Sooz at the start of the hike. We started up Little Cottonwood Creek where it crosses the Horseshoe Meadow Road at the 9,250 foot level.
This is where we left the trail and started up towards the peak.
Looking down the shallow canyon we are following up.
Wonoga Peak comes into view.
This is where we started getting into the rocks.
Looking down the canyon we followed. Sooz in the bottom left is pointing to a peak in the distance.
Getting close to the peak.
There was a pile of rocks to climb before reaching the summit block.
Looking up at Sooz on the peak. She climbed up while I took a short break in the shade just below.
Sooz and I on Wonoga Peak at 10,371 feet with a view up the Owens Valley.
Summit register, a jar wrapped in duct tape.
View north up the Owens Valley.
View to the notheast towards the Inyo Mountains.
The Alabama Hills, this peak has great views of the valley.
Town of Lone Pine and Diaz Lake.
Zoomed in on Owens Lake, looks like there's a little more water than usual.
To the west, Trailmaster Peak on left and Cirque on the right.
Lone Pine Peak and Mount Williamson.
Split Mountain on the left.
Photo by Sooz.
Looking to the northeast while climbing down off the peak.
Some of the switchbacks on the Horseshoe Meadow Road.
Back on the rocks at the base of the summit block.
Lot of brush near the saddle by the peak. It was easy the find a path through it.
Back in the canyon that leads down to the trail next to Cottonwood Creek.
We followed the drainage all the way down to the creek. It was a better route than we used hiking up.
This camp site was at the bottom of the drainage we followed down to the trail.
Looking up from the camp site, the route to the peak starts just to the left of the big tree.
On the short hike along the creek that leads back to the trucks.
Back at the trailhead.
View of Wonoga Peak from Lubken Canyon Road. The switckbacks are part of the Horseshoe Meadow Road.
Cows on the Lubken Canyon Road.
Map showing the route we used for Wonoga Peak. It was about a 1,100 foot gain in under one mile. This peak makes a nice short hike with great views up and down the Owens Valley.