Start (9,900) East on Bear’s Ears Trail for 3 mi, traveling North of Valentine Lake. This takes us up steep switchbacks above treeline to about 11,600 ft., in the area of Cathedral Peak. Then take Lizard Head Trail South for 5.5 miles, across the plateau-like area, with a high point of 11,800, back down into Lizard Head Meadows, at about 10,000 ft. (8.5 mi total, 1,900 ft gain, 1,800 ft loss, 3,700 ft total change) Campsite 5 (10,000): In Lizard Head Meadows, Near North Fork Trail.
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