Heading down the trail from Taboose Pass on Saturday morning, with the Inyo Mountains silhouetted in the background. The Taboose Pass trail has a reputation as a killer, because it starts at relatively low altitude in the desert and runs up 6000' to the pass. We found it suprisingly nice, well-maintained with stretches of rock, sand, and big trees shading a rushing stream. However, we're very glad we were hiking down.