Full trail report can be found here: Owens Peak TR
In anticipation of REI's OptOutside campaign this Black Friday, I'm searching for a partner to climb Owen's Peak with me this Friday.
This mountain stands as the most dominant peak in the Southern Sierra area right outside the towns of Ridgecrest and Inyokern. The hike up to the summit is short but intense, gaining around 2850 feet in around 2 miles. The views from the top are impressive. Telescope peak can be seen to the east, Mt Whitney, Langley and Olancha to the north, Lake Isabella to the west, and desert views all around you. The route up is mostly a hike, but does involve scrambling on some class 2 granite slabs and one short boulder hop before that.
If you're interested in coming let me know. I can do Saturday too if Friday doesn't work for anyone that wants to go.