On most days, being on the summit of Mt. Lowe (elevation 5,603′) yields great views both out to the ocean beyond and to the many peaks that exist close by. However, several times during the year, the opportunity also exists to stand in clouds or walk through them by visiting Mt. Lowe. With several nearby higher peaks behind it blocking and slowing down the movement of clouds making their way over the San Gabriel Mountains, Mt. Lowe often finds itself in their direct path. When the clouds are low and blocking the view of the upper peaks from the city below, a long ascent into them from Inspiration Point below or a short decent into them from San Gabriel Peak above is usually a possibility.