Hiking Mt Williamson

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Notes of this trip


Click here for the first part (the trail to Shepherd Pass)


Mt Williamson from the Bowl

The "bridge" inside the Bowl

The "bridge" inside the Bowl

Tyndall and its lake


The lakes downstream and view of Owens Valley

Hiking on the "bridge"

The rim of the Bowl from the Bowl

cliff on the left


Lake above that cliff

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take


The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take


Flowers of the Bowl

Coasting the right handside to the fourth lake

The fourth lake and the black stain above it

The fourth lake


Descending towards the fourth lake

By the fourth lake

By the fourth lake

By the fourth lake


Heading between the black stain and the snow patch

Heading between the black stain and the snow patch

The black stain

The black stain


View from the fourth lake

Fourth lake

Black stain

Black stain and beginning of the chute


The chute

The chute

View from the chute

Snow in the chute

Pictures of the Bowl from 2008


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


Heading for the Black Stain

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

Heading for the Black Stain


Heading for the Black Stain

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl


In the Williamson Bowl

In the Williamson Bowl

The chute

In the chute


In the chute

In the chute

In the chute

Mt Tyndall and Williamson Bowl


In the chute

In the chute

In the chute

In the chute


In the chute

In the chute

The location of the chimney

In the chute


Up the chute

The point where you turn right (into the chimney)

The location of the chimney


The location of the chimney

The chimney

View down

View of Tyndall


The chimney

Up the chimney

The summit plateau (but that's a false summit)

Scramble up the ridge


West horn

View from the west horn

West Horn


West horn (false summit)

The real summit to the south

Approaching the real summit

The real summit

Views from the top (scroll down for videos)


The register

The marker

View northwest: Bowl, Shepherd Pass, Junction Peak, etc

Owens Valley


View south: Mt Whitney

My friends towards the real summit

My friends crossing over from the west horn to the real summit


My friends on the real summit

My friends on the real summit

False summit (East Horn)


Northeast of the Bowl
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

Tyndall, Bowl, Shepherd Pass, Junction Peak
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

East Horn
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

Owens Valley
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)


Owens Valley
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

Owens Valley
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

Bowl and northeast of the Bowl
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

Northeast of the Bowl
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)


Location of the chimney in the summit plateau
(Courtesy Mihai Martalogu 2007)

The way down

The way down

Back in the Bowl

Views from the top from 2008-15


At the plateau

At the plateau


At the plateau

At the plateau

At the plateau

At the plateau


The summit

View from the summit (Mt Tyndall and Williamson Bowl)

View from the summit

The summit


Mt Whitney

The summit

The summit

The summit


View from the summit

View from the summit

View from the summit

Eastern horn


Mt Versteg

The chimney from the summit plateau

The chimney from the chute


Panoramic of Tyndall and the Great western Divide from the summit


Russell and Whitney

From the top

Milestone Peak in the sun

Mt Tyndall and two lakes of the Williamson Bowl (the "black rib" to ascend Tyndall is very visible to its right)


Looking towards Shepherd Pass and the Diamond Mesa

Versteeg and Lake Helen of Troy

The traverse between Versteeg and Tyndall


View south with Whitney in the center

View from Mt Williamson (video 2012) | View from Mt Williamson (video 2015)


The other routes to the top:
Descending from the George Creek route
Ascending from the North Bairs route
Ascending from the South Bairs route

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(Copyright 2003 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions )
If you would like to purchase the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me