Backus Peak, California

Prominence: 251 ft, 76 m

Elevation: 6651 feet, 2027 meters

True Isolation: 0.72 mi, 1.16 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6654 ft / 2028 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 39' 26'' N, 117° 56' 4'' W
35.657301, -117.93458 (Dec Deg)
415404 E 3946341 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKern

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     Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section (Rank #141)
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 148
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 139)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1999-11-16 by David Comerzan
     2000-10-15 by Richard Carey
     2002-02-04 by Winnette Butler
     2005-01-14 by Bob Burd
     2006-10-29 by Asher Waxman
     2010-01-16 by Amin Faraday
     2011-05-14 by Marco Rohrer
     2012-03-24 by Mat Kelliher
     2012-12-11 by MIKA ENRIQUEZ
     2013-03-17 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2014-01-31 by Ken Jones (GPS Track)
     2014-02-16 by Mat Kelliher (GPS Track)
     2014-02-22 by Greg Gerlach (GPS Track)
     2016-09-11 by Mark Lyons
     2017-03-26 by Naresh Satyan (GPS Track)
     2017-05-06 by Bill Carpenter
     2018-12-16 by Robert Luher (GPS Track)
     2019-04-05 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2019-07-14 by Nathan Ayotte
     2020-03-21 by Ben FR
     2020-12-13 by Jason Park (GPS Track)
     2021-03-06 by Mat Kelliher (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2021-03-13 by Gordon Jenkins (GPS Track)

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View from the traverse from Russell (2019-04-05). Photo by Garrett McLean.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 251 ft/76 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 291 ft/88 m
  Key Col: 6400 ft/1951 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.72 mi/1.16 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.665, -117.9433
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Deception Peak  (NW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Southern Sierra Nevada
Range5: South Sierra Crest
Drainage BasinsSearles Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipWilderness/Special Area: Owens Peak Wilderness Area
Topo MapOwens Peak O35117f8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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