BCD, Curious on your approach. I am assuming you approached via Convict Cyn? Was back in that area last weekend for an overnighter (slept at Mildred). Think we saw you skin track on the way in. The wind did a number back in there on Saturday night with gnarly winds until after midnight. We packed way tooooooo much gear...approach too too long. How long did it take you from car to top of your climb?? What was your descent route? Just curious. Don't see much activity in that neck of the woods. Wouild like to do Red Slate in a day at some point this year.
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:18 pm Posts: 268 Location: Bishop, Ca
Yeah, I started up Convict Canyon then cut out left just before Mildred Lake. There is a short climb up to Bright Dot Lake, then I climbed the rocky west ridge. I think it took me about 7 hours to reach the summit.
Then rode the prominent chute on the north side that drains back down to Bright Dot.