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. 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

Mountain sports addict. Dog Mom. Craft beer drinker. Tech nerd. The best days are those spent above 10k ft. Meet me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google +

4 Comments

Josh · July 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

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 · July 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

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

hikebiketravel · August 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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

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