Start at the Pine Creek Trailhead south of Bishop, CA. There's an outfitter there. The trail starts upward soon after following an old road. To the right is a tungsten mine. I've been up this pass three times. Once the mine was shut down and the other two times in was in operation. It's a fairly long slog up to the first Pine Lake and beyond to Honeymoon Lake. We've gone off to the north to Italy Pass and Granite Park, which is a nice trip. On this one we continued on up to Pine Creek Pass. From there we did three good day hikes, off trail, wandering. Dan spotted a condor from the edge of the Royce Lakes basin so keep your eyes open.