"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence | High Sierra Topix  

"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Discussion about winter adventure sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains including but not limited to; winter backpacking and camping, mountaineering, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.

"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm not sure if this has been on here already, but on Jan 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011, naming, by law, peak 12,240 Mt Andrea Lawerence. In celebration, and as a tribute to a great mountain and a greater human being, Laura Molnar and I paid a visit to Mt Andrea Lawrence Jan 16th.

For those of you that don't know Andrea's story, may I suggest using Google. Though she is mostly noted for being a gold medal skiing olympian, I think she would like to be remembered more for her great contributions to the Eastern Sierra community and regional/national conservation efforts and achievements.

_MG_0614.jpg
1Untitled_Panorama1.jpg
_MG_0593.jpg
_MG_0603.jpg
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail



User avatar
John Dittli
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Crooked Creek
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby tomba » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:16 pm

It appears to be this peak - "0.6 miles northeast of Donahue Peak on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite National Park in California".
-- Found trash? Please pack it out. Thank you.
User avatar
tomba
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:50 am
Location: Bay Area
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby Troutdog 59 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Thanks for sharing the photos and the news John. Both are a fitting tribute to a true Sierra legend. While I never had the pleasure of meeting her directly, anyone like myself who grew up skiing and hiking in the eastern sierra in the 60s and 70s knew of her accomplishments and her commitment to the mountains.
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
D. Gilmour, Pink Floyd
User avatar
Troutdog 59
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 573
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:11 am
Location: Clovis
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 am

Tomba, thanks for posting the map, good idea \:D/

Troutdog, Andrea was/is indeed legendary. I had the honor to know her and have always felt if I may accomplish just a small fraction of what she did in her lifetime in mine, I might feel like I have contributed...
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
User avatar
John Dittli
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Crooked Creek
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby cmon4day » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:18 am

Hey John,

I was looking at the map you linked and I think this is a picture of Mt. Andrea Lawrence. Looks like Donahue Pk. then MAL to the right of it. Is this correct?

Mt. Andrea Lawrence in Background.JPG
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
User avatar
cmon4day
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:08 pm
Location: Dublin, CA
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:09 pm

cmon4day wrote:Hey John,

I was looking at the map you linked and I think this is a picture of Mt. Andrea Lawrence. Looks like Donahue Pk. then MAL to the right of it. Is this correct?


Background L-R: Donahue, Andrea Lawrence, Blacktop

Foreground: motley looking crew getting psyched for Marie Lakes Col?

Merced-Clark Range tour is one of my all time Sierra favorites. Did it last year for the fourth time and even in that low of low snow years, it was excellent!

Nice photo!

John
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
User avatar
John Dittli
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Crooked Creek
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby LMBSGV » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:26 pm

It's great to have a peak named for someone who more than deserves the honor.
User avatar
LMBSGV
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 620
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:42 pm
Location: San Geronimo, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby ironmike » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:09 pm

Quite a rarity these days, so even more of an honor. Curious, anyone know the last time a Sierra summit received its first official name?
User avatar
ironmike
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:14 pm
Location: San Diego, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 pm

ironmike wrote:Quite a rarity these days, so even more of an honor. Curious, anyone know the last time a Sierra summit received its first official name?


I'm guessing Mt Ansel Adams - 1984
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
User avatar
John Dittli
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Crooked Creek
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby oldranger » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:15 am

John,

Centenial peak in SEKI was named in 1990. Could be others named later.

Mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2365
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:53 am

Thanks Mike, to celebrate the Parks 100th birthday no doubt? Do you know who was behind that effort? The NPS/DOI seems to avoid getting involved in such things.
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
User avatar
John Dittli
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Crooked Creek
Experience: N/A

Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby maverick » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:41 am

Thanks Mike for the name and date. The only one I was aware of but it still
has not gained an official status to the best of my knowledge is "Mount Randy
Morgenson" named back in 1998. http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=32252
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination, and where the trail ends is where our adventures begin.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8888
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Next

Return to Winter Sports



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest