Last weekend Mike and I did a backcountry route up Mt Conness. At 12,590′, it is the highest peak in Sierra north of Tioga Pass Road (Highway 120), on the eastern boundary of Yosemite National Park. We went up the North Ridge (right skyline) from Saddlebag Lake, a walk that took about 10 hours and involved scrambling and roped climbing. From the top we had a 360-degree view of Yosemite NP, the Mono Lake area and even southeast toward the White Mountains and Owens Valley.
We could have used a little more food, but that made the cheetos, beers and dinner taste all that much better when we got back to Van. A Good Day indeed.