This is the largest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in the range. It was a favorite haunt of Norman Clyde, a famous Sierra Mountaineer. One of the peaks in the Palisades is named after Norman Clyde.
In the Palisades one will find the highest concentration of alpine mountaineering in the state of California and the largest southernmost glacier. Excellent fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities. A pack train heads into this area. Ski mountaineering.
Spring, summer and fall the road is open. Winter accessibility via road depends on snow.