E Fork Bear Creek just upstream from point where trail drops abruptly into canyon from among scattered juniper mats on N wall. Great avalanche chutes of 12,600 ft N peak of 13,075 ft., 8 Gables hang over canyon upstream on right[;] Florence Lake 8 map miles to SW.
Upper French Canyon basin (tributary Piute Creek and S Fork San Joaquin River) W over Sierran crest from Bishop, Inyo County. Royce and Merriam Peaks. W-NW over 13,000 , Pine Creek Pass N 11,100 ; crest E av. ca. 12,500 ., Pilot Knob SW 12,245 ; basin mostly above 11,000 .
West wall Goddard Canyon (South Fork San Joaquin River) above deeply entrenched section of river 1/4 mile above entrance (9650 ) of north Goddard Creek, which descends E wall from Davis Lake., 12,000 Le Conte Divide on W, McGee ridge on E 12,500-13,000
Steep, broken-rock, gravelly, W-SW facing slope above the round pocket meadow lying at 10,950 between the 2 creeks draining west from extensive lake and tarn area NW of 13,568 Mt. Goddard. (Mt. Goddard Quad.)., The N creek drains down this 250 slope from a lakelet at forward edge of large bench.
10,150 on NW-SE section of Hilgard Branch (tributary to Bear Creek), SW of Mt. Hilgard (13,351 ) Upper edge of lodgepole forest dense in canyon but extending only a few hundred feet up SW wall and not at all up NE wall., Upper limit of subalpine forest visible at 11,400 or less on surrounding slopes.
upper French Canyon Basin (Trib. Piute Creek and S. Fork San Joaquin River), west over Sierran Crest from Bishop, Inyo County. Royce and Miriam Peaks, W-NW, over 13,000'. Pine Creek Pass north 11,000'. Crest east around 12,500'. Pilot Knob SW 12,245'. Basin mostly above 11,000'. Spot north-northwest of pond below 10,998'. Moon L. on lowest lake bench on south side of Basin.
Steep strip of meadow just above 10400 , S and a little SW of 9700 Marcella Lake (which is on Cirque Creek, tributary Bear Creek SW quarter of Mt. Abbot quad)., This meadow strip rises diagonally to SE along foot of steep, rocky slope to 11000 saddle directly south.
Rocky ledges and small, sometimes sodded, terraces S. facing at ca. 12350 just below E. end of southern cliffs 400 high at this point, of 13568 mt. goddard (mt. goddard quad) 11025 martha l. below to w., 12500 plus ridge across to s.; iceplaned many lakes area, ca. 12,000 , to east.