This peak is a part of the Bishop skyline. If you spend enough time here, eventually you’ll want to climb this picturesque peak. The East Arete of Mount Humphreys is considered a classic route for those inclined to rock climbing. It’s a big day with a lot of elevation gain and ridge climbing. I enjoyed the climb, and found it to be a full day’s effort of mountain climbing.
This is a little quick report on a backcountry scramble up Hurd Peak.
The trail starts out of South Lake in Bishop CA.
If you have ever been at south lake before Hurd Peak is likely the first mountain your eyes will be drawn to. It poses a striking presence at the back end of South Lake and dominates a lot of the skyline from this vantage point. The hike begins out of south lake proper. You will eventually take a trail spur towards treasure lake. Hurd peak is in view for much of this approach and when you decide to turn off cross country towards the peak is really individual preference.