Some of the campgrounds - which house the trailheads to get deep into the mountains and the wilderness, are still closed. Which means, often, having to park far and basically 'hike' to get to the hike. Not fun. Here though, the Bishop Pass trailhead, the hike to the hike was at the bottom of a fairly steep hill. Not fun. So the hike we did do was somewhat limited (mostly for time - there are other hikes to do in the day, haha.)
Bishop Pass is a fairly popular hike that once it breaks through into the John Muir Wilderness, gives you access to day hikes, back country hikes, backpacking and long term hikes including the John Muir Trail, the High Sierra Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. Whitney, and countless other back country and High Sierra excursions.
This was a short (4 mile roundtrip) hike that starts at the Bishop Pass trailhead at South Lake (an amazing place itself) and then drops into the mountains with countless alpine lakes and forests.We almost made it to the first lake (Chocolate lake) but there was too much snow and eventually we had to head back. Oh well, there's always next time.