Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by giantbrookie » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:41 pm

Yes Angel Wings are amazing. I guess when I think of the grandeur of the place I tend to think more of the name given to the canyon/valley bounded by the Angel Wings on the north: Valhalla. In fact I find the combination of the names and scenery pretty magical. There are far too few "descriptive" names like this in the Sierra, but here we have two of the best in one place.


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Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:44 pm

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Temple Crag. Another peak near and dear to my heart - one of the best climbs I did (Moon Goddess Arete,a 5.8 route)

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Post by Wandering Daisy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:52 pm

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Not even sure if this has a name. Definitely the most "interesting" peak I have seen. Head of Convict canyon.

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Post by giantbrookie » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:53 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote: Not even sure if this has a name. Definitely the most "interesting" peak I have seen. Head of Convict canyon.
I think the peak on the upper right is in fact the summit of Mt Baldwin. I think the view is a tad vertically shortened by the wide angle which disguises the identity a bit. All of that Morrison Roof Pendant stuff is amazing with its intricate folds and plays in colors with the grays of the marbles and the reddish browns of the metavolcanic/metaclastic rocks. This is what makes Convict Canyon so scenic.
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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by wildhiker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:06 pm

Here are some memorable peaks from northern Yosemite.
-Phil
9545-VirginiaPeak and creek from traverse north of SummitPass.jpg
9569-Eveninglight, ShepherdCrest from camp area, head of VirginiaCanyon.jpg
9710-FingerPeaks from meadow at head of PiuteCr.jpg
9741-Morning light on SlideMtn over CrownLake.jpg
9746-CrownPoint over BarneyLake.jpg
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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by canyonfish » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:28 am

Feather Peak from the Bear Lakes region is a good one. Goddard from Fresno, though not fully visible, is definitely a distinguished peak. I'll give Humprhey's a second vote as well.

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by Harlen » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:49 pm

Maverick, as a "view-bagger," I like this post you've created. I also appreciate the point made by "SSSdave" regarding the usual occurrence of one very best viewpoint for each peak, or set of mountains. With that in mind, I am going to try to rapidly pull out five favorite Sierra "viewpoints" and the peaks that create them:

- Clyde Mineret from the east end of Mineret Lake.
- Middle Palisade Peak and its neighbors seen from Contact pass.
- Mountains Agassiz, Winchell, Thunderbolt, and North Palisade seen one after the other when ascending Bishop Pass from the west.
- Red and White Mountain seen with winding Laurel Creek in the foreground.
- Ritter and Banner in winter from Island Pass.

For a solitary peak that is stunning from all angles, I'd have to choose Cathedral Peak. Thanks again for the post.
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Clyde Mineret from near Mineret Lake.
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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by Harlen » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:34 am

LMBSGV,

I love that image of Mount Clarence King. I am currently staring at the map, trying to place you when you took that great shot. My first guess is that you were just off the JMT, in the vicinity of the Twin Lakes, NW of Mount Cedric Wright??

I also admire the 2 black and whites of Yosemite peaks by TehipiteTom. Cheers, Ian.

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by rightstar76 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm

Tehipite Dome anyone? Try July 1879.

https://calisphere.org/item/630a85ead11 ... 39c64dacf/

Click on image and scroll down to Digital Version(s). Then click on the link. The image that appears you can click to enlarge. Amazing.

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