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"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:04 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.

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Mt Andrea Lawrence
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby tomba » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:16 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".
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby Troutdog 59 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:08 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.
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:33 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...
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby cmon4day » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:18 pm

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?

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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:09 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?

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Nice photo!

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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby LMBSGV » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:26 pm

It's great to have a peak named for someone who more than deserves the honor.
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"new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby ironmike » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:09 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?
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:35 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
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby oldranger » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:15 am

John,

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

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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:53 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.
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby maverick » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:41 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
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