A nice short alternate that is open and easy to navigate, but sometimes tricky in finding the right route through particular steep areas to miss some harder scrambling. Opens up another option for resupply via Bishop Pass.

There will likely be some snow to contend with during a northbound PCT thru hike, but a short amount of time accounts for a big change in snow as evidenced by the difference between these two photos on Potluck Pass, taken just 6 weeks apart in 2016 (june 20 (below) and aug 3 (above)).

Maps available here in jpg+pdf