I did Spanish Needle, Rockhouse Peak, and Owens Peak last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It doesn’t take much bushwhacking or side-hilling on loose crap in hot weather to make me wish I were further north where the peaks are higher and more enjoyable. Rockhouse was the best of the three. I was only there to finish the “Southern Sierra” peaks in the Sierra Club SPS list.
I lived in Inyokern (directly across from Owens) for 7 years, and would never dream of doing those peaks in June - too damn hot. Lots of fun from November thru March, though.