Ascent of Mount Warren on 1997-08-31

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Sunday, August 31, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Warren
    Elevation:12327 ft / 3757 m

Ascent Trip Report

Named by the Whitney Survey for Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1820-1882), an army officer and topographical engineer. (Browning, p. 231) The first ascent was by a Mr. Wackenreyder prior to 1868. (Secor, p. 336)

Located on the boundary of the Hoover Wilderness in the Inyo National Forest. The route described below is outside the wilderness. For information contact the Mono Basin visitor center in Lee Vining, CA 93541. Phone: (760) 647-3044

One route to the summit starts from the curve in the Tioga Pass Road at 9000 ft. which is about 4.6 miles east of the Yosemite Park entrance station. An alternate route is from a point near the Boy Scout camp to the east on Log Cabin Mine Road. To find this road go west 1.1 miles on highway 120 from its junction with route 395 near Lee Vining. Turn right (north) onto Log Cabin Mine Road road and stay left at a junction in 0.6 miles. Continue on this road which passes a group of private cabins after 1.7 miles and then goes north up a wooded canyon. At 4.1 miles go left at a junction at 9380 ft. onto a poorer road which may require 4WD. At 4.6 miles pass by an old cabin at a road junction. Continue straight ahead on the narrow track which has some tight spots through the trees. Stop in a more open area at 4.9 miles just before reaching the rear of the Boy Scout Camp. UTM here is: 309030E, 4205080N, (NAD27). Begin hiking west up a hill to a clearing where you will reach a road. Follow the road west and then as it curves north at UTM 308480E, 4205090N leave the road and head west gradually uphill through the forest. Mount Warren will come into view with its small radio repeater hut on the summit as you leave the forest. Continue more toward the north to about the center of section 34 and then west up the talus slope to the top. This route is about 3.5 miles to the top with a gain of 2600 ft. and takes about 3 hours. 9/97 RLC
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