Another Weekend of Peaks in Yosemite: Warren (12,327′) and Johnson (11,053′)

Proving once again that there is no such thing as too much time in the mountains, I headed back up for another weekend of peak bagging around the northeast end of Yosemite. On Saturday, we climbed Warren Peak, a lovely pile of rocks on the eastern crest of the Sierra with a tremendous overlook of Mono Lake. On Sunday, we hiked to Johnson Peak, a unimpressive pile of rocks from a distance but a fun slabby climb along some beautiful benches up close.

Here are some photos from these two great climbs. If you are interested in the detailed route information for these peaks, I tried to capture it in the captions of the photos in the albums I linked to below. Combined with the GPS data I’ve also linked to, it should be pretty clear. Neither peak is particularly challenging with route finding or terrain, and they would make fun entry level off-trail peaks in the Yosemite area.

Mount Warren, 12,327 feet
The chute to access Mt Warren from the Warren Fork Trail
The chute to access Mt Warren from the Warren Fork Trail
Hybrid Columbine along the meadows
Hybrid Columbine along the meadows
Looking down from the top of the chute
Looking down from the top of the chute
View of the summit of Mt Warren from the top of the chute
View of the summit of Mt Warren from the top of the chute
Mono Lake from near the summit of Warren
Mono Lake from near the summit of Warren

 

Johnson Peak, 11,053 feet
Unicorn Peak from the Elizabeth Lake Trail
Unicorn Peak from the Elizabeth Lake Trail
Bench below Johnson Peak
Bench below Johnson Peak
Lakes on the bench below Johnson Peak
Lakes on the bench below Johnson Peak
Slabby summit ridge of Johnson Peak
Slabby summit ridge of Johnson Peak
Careful, the rocks bite.
Careful, the rocks bite.

Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd

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  • http://californiathroughmylens.com/ Josh

    I am so jealous of all these awesome peaks you are climbing! I live to far South to get up there as much as I would like!

    • calipidder

      Yeah but I bet the southern sierra is closer to you!

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  • hikebiketravel

    Johnson Peak looks particularly appealing. I’ve never been to Yosemite yet so I have lots to discover.