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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Postby giantbrookie » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:53 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.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: ... ayshi.html

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Re: Prominent Peaks / Domes in the Sierra Backcountry

Postby wildhiker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:06 pm

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Here are some memorable peaks from northern Yosemite.
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

Postby canyonfish » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:28 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

Postby Harlen » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 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.

Like some others, I've let my view wander to multiple peaks in most of the above viewpoints. I'll wander even further by noting the two ridges that are brilliant from both sides: first, Kaweah Peaks Ridge, and second, Sawtooth Ridge. For solitary peaks, stunning from all angles, I'd have to choose Cathedral Peak, and Michael Mineret ... and if we can count Erickson's Crags as a part of Erickson, then I'd include Mt Erickson as another "all-around" beauty! Thanks again for the post.
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