There is a small clean cabin at Elsay lake which you can stay in, and have a swim in the lake. The next morning set out for Mount Bishop itself by climbing north through the glorious old growth forest to reach the Vicar lakes. From here, turn right and ascend the ridge until you reach the summit. Some sections require minor scrambling. Route finding is important.
For variety, you can return via a different route, and descend the peak directly to Elsay Lake, coming down the south slopes. However route finding can be quite a bit trickier on this route, so it shouldn't be attempted unless you are in an experienced party.
Both Vicar Lakes and Elsay lake are often good swimming from mid July to Sep... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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