Monday, January 21, 2013

Mountain Gets No Respect

Some mountain peaks get no respect.  In the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California sits the Rodney Dangerfield of 14,000 footers.  Surprisingly it is the second highest peak in the Sierra Nevada; second only to Mt Whitney at 14,505’.
Mt Williamson stands 14,379’ above sea level.  While Mount Whitney huddles among other peaks 4 miles deep into Sierra Nevada away from the dramatic Sierra Nevada escarpment,  Mount Williamson sits right on the edge of the Owens Valley and thrusts skyward 8,000’.  

Mt Williamson is the signature peak near Independence, Ca.  It is best seen as you're driving south through the Owens Valley. For more information, check out the links below...

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