Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by rightstar76 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:48 am

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Some photos of my favorites: http://www.sierrahiker.com/FavoritePeaks/index.html
Nice pictures! Especially Mt. Hutton. :)








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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by sekihiker » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 am

rightstar76 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:48 am
sekihiker wrote:
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Some photos of my favorites: http://www.sierrahiker.com/FavoritePeaks/index.html
Nice pictures! Especially Mt. Hutton. :)
Thanks.
The Goddard/Mt Hutton photo was taken on a trip with my Yorkshire Terrier, Beans, who climbed Fleming Mountain with me.

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by TehipiteTom » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:58 pm

A couple that have been mentioned already, but no photos yet...

Red & White Mountain:
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East Vidette:
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And then another whose prominence is strictly localized--so localized that it isn't named on the topo--but it's impressive as hell if you see it from that small location. The Incredible Hulk, from Little Slide Canyon:
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Post by sekihiker » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:48 am

Just saw Red and White last summer on the meet-up. You got a great photo, Tom. East Vidette photo captures how impressive that view is. Incredible Hulk is impressive with the tempting pass on its left.

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Post by SSSdave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:54 am

Tom's view of R&W is from the same little knee at the bottom of the canyon as my snowy 2017 image on the previous page except his is more telephoto.

http://www.davidsenesac.com/2017_Trip_C ... .html#aug4

I had actually wanted to make the trip when conditions were closer to when he shot with greenery and wildflowers however had to do so before I left on the long eclipse trip up into Oregon that forced me to do so in early August instead of mid August. I call the white granite no-name peak at left, White Crags that from Mott Lake is an impressive 4 peak formation. The below turf lawn perspective is what I wanted to work but it was much too early with just cassiope mertensiana.
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Another impressive no name peak from the Tully zone is the lower peak to the left of White Crags further back that has striped bands. The zone around colorful metamorphic Red Slate and R&W has other good perspectives of those and nearby no name peaks that no one has yet made public and I am likely to return for.

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by tlsharb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:41 am

I'm always in awe of that thing called Goddard. This is from Valor Pass.
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Post by SSSdave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 am

Yeah have climbed Goddard a couple times. A dark unaesthetic hulk but prominent due to isolated height.
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For those interested in finding good looking peaks in the range, the best resource would be summitpost dot com. Above is a 4x5 shot I posted there that is not otherwise on my website. An example of climbing up to a place simply for a unique perspective I'd figured out from topo work that others would have no reason to venture to.

https://www.summitpost.org/minarets-fro ... 3/c-150625
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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Post by sekihiker » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:06 pm

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