Mt Stanford, Eastern Sierra, from Onion Valley via University Pass

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Highlights


From start to end

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Towards University Pass

Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson


Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson

Towards University Pass

Towards University Pass


Up University Pass

Up University Pass

Up University Pass

Up University Pass


Up University Pass

Up University Pass

Up University Pass


Panoramic from University Pass (Mt Keith to Mt Stanford)


The John Muir trail comes up from down there

Down University Pass


Down University Pass

Down University Pass

Down University Pass

The beginning of the chute from Center Basin


At the lake in Center Basin

At the lake in Center Basin

At the lake in Center Basin

At the lake in Center Basin


The location of University Pass

The location of University Pass


Panoramic from Center Basin looking east


The JMT comes up from that valley

Contouring Center Peak

Mt Stanford in the distance

Mt Stanford in the distance


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

The John Muir Trail (JMT)

Marmot


Mt Stanford from the John Muir trail

Mt Stanford at the point where you leave the trail (the route goes above the cliff)

Leaving the trail



The way to the southeast chute


Towards the southeastern chute

Towards the southeastern chute

The last lake

The last lake


The lake from above

Looking back at the lake

The east face of Mt Stanford

Two ways to enter it


The right side is a bit easier

But eventually you have to move to the left

Up


Gregory's Monument

The summit block

Almost at the top

The route from Gregory's Monument


The summit

Fog from the lakes: the birthplace of the Kern River

The summit register

The north side: the birthplace of the Kings River (from East Lake)


View north to University Pass and Center Peak (Bubbs Creek drainage, another source of the Kings River)


View south with Williamson and Whitney


The way we came

Mt Whitney

Milestone Peak

Mt Williamson in the distance


Whitney and going south


Kaweah/ Great Western Divide 1

Kaweah/ Great Western Divide 2

Kaweah/ Great Western Divide 3

Harrison Pass


The lakes to the northeast (route from East Lake)

The "rocket"

The lake we passed

The route viewed from Forester Pass


The way to Mt Stanford (all the way to the right)

Video from Mt Stanford


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(Copyright © 2014 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me