Kilpacker Basin

TIME: 7.5 hours round trip to the bivouac bench for El Diente

DISTANCE: 11.3 miles round trip

ELEVATION GAIN: 2,000 feet

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 12,142 feet at the bench

DIFFICULTY: Difficult

TRAILHEAD: Take Highway 145 south to Dunton road #207. Drive 6 miles to the Meadows, just west of Morgan Camp. Take the first right turn after the cabins. The trailhead is on the little hill to the right in the trees. Camping is permitted.