Pictures of Mt Tunnabora, Eastern Sierra

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Highlights


From start to end

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Click here for the route from Whitney Portal to the Lower Boyscout Lake
Leave the trail before the lake and start walking up to your right



The route up

No sign - just leave the trail to the right

More views of Whitney

Mt Carillon


More views of Whitney

The lower Boyscout Lake down below

The other side

Deer


Avoid the granite slabs of the left side

The first view of the Carillon-Cleaver gulley

Cleaver

Passing the Cleaver's south subpeak


Passing the Cleaver's south subpeak

Passing the Cleaver's south subpeak

Entering the gulley

The small plateau


Waterfalls

The small plateau from above

Towards the big plateau

The small plateau from above


The dead end of the gulley against the Cleaver

The first groove is the right chute

The route

Approaching the chute


Looking back

The "cliff"

The chute


The Cleaver's south subpeak

The tiniest glacier

Both

Looking back


The cliff

Entering the chute

Entering the chute

The ridge connecting CLeaver's main peak to the southern subpeak


Cleaver's southern subpeak

The Cleaver

Above the cliff

Towards the pass


The CLeaver's ridge and Owens Valley

Looking down

The Carillon-Cleaver pass


The Cleaver and Owens Valley

Cleaver's southern subpeak

The pass

Tulainyo Lake


Mt Carillon

The lower point is not the pass

The top of the chute (if you had climbed the chute to the top, which i don't recommend)


Mt Russell, the unnamed lake below it, Tulainyo Lake, Tunnabora and the Cleaver from the pass


Mountains to the far northwest

The location of the pass if you are coming from Tulainyo (note the vertical stripes of Carillon)

Remember the stripes for the way back

Tunnabora and the lake


Wildflowers

The pass from the northern side

The pass from below

The Cleaver-Carillon pass: note the vertical stripes of Carillon


The lake

The Carillon-Russell pass (higher)

Looking back at the Cleaver and the pass

Looking back at the Cleaver and the pass


The pass from the other side of the lake

Tunnabora

Tunnabora

Great Western Divide from Lake Tulainyo's northwestern corner


Tunnabora

Tunnabora

Cleaver and Carillon

The pass and Carillon


The slope to Tunnabora

The eastern shore of the lake

The pass if coming from Tunnabora

The pass if coming from Tunnabora


The Cleaver-Carillon pass

The eastern shore of the lake

The Cleaver


The sandy route

Tulainyo

Bouldering towards the top

Bouldering towards the top


Tulainyo, Cleaver, Carillon, Russell and Morgenson


Wildflowers at 4000 meters

Owens Valley

Carillon between the two passes


Owens Valley from Tunnabora


Tunnabora's summit

Summit register

Views from the top

Mt Williamson


Lake Tulainyo, the two passes, Mt Russell and Mt Morgenson (all the way to the right)


Kaweah Range

Tulainyo Lake

Mt Williamson's routes: North Bairs (right under the peaks, South Bairs, and George Creek (the reddish chute)


Kaweah Range and Great Western Divide


Mt Barnard to Williamson


Mt Russell and Whitney behind it

Mt Williamson


Mt Barnard

Tyndall?

From Barnard to Williamson

Kaweah Range


A dramatic drop

Views from the top

Views from the top

Owens Valley

Lake Tulainyo, the highest named lake in the USA (video)

View from the top of Mt Tunnabora


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(Copyright © 2015 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me