Elephants Back, California

Prominence: 465 ft, 142 m

Elevation: 9585 feet, 2922 meters

True Isolation: 0.93 mi, 1.5 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9590 ft / 2923 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 40' 42'' N, 119° 58' 59'' W
38.67847, -119.983169 (Dec Deg)
240491 E 4285321 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlpine

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 137
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Selected Trip Reports:
     1992-03-22 by JohnE Sarna
     1997-05-31 by Bob Burd
     2001-03-23 by Bob Burd
     2004-04-04 by Bob Burd
     2006-07-29 by Al Sandorff
     2010-09-05 by John Fedak
     2011-06-17 by Brendon Chapman
     2013-06-22 by Marcus Sierra
     2013-07-11 by John Morrow
     2013-07-15 by Dmitry Medvedev
     2014-03-09 by Tim Berger (GPS Track)
     2016-02-14 by Mike Jay (GPS Track)
     2016-07-03 by Rachel West
     2017-12-19 by Bob Burd
     2018-07-05 by Mr. L (GPS Track)
     2019-03-16 by Rob Houghton (GPS Track)
     2019-03-16 by Kayla Brown
     2019-04-13 by Colin Gregory
     2019-07-27 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2020-10-12 by Redd Sea
     2021-02-21 by Kenny Lotito
     2021-02-27 by Nate LaHue
     2021-06-13 by Matt Parker (GPS Track)
     2021-06-26 by Gavin Fischer (GPS Track)
     2021-09-18 by David Schaper (GPS Track)
     2022-01-28 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2022-07-10 by Nathan Ayotte

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View of Elephants Back from the Meiss Meadow Snow Park (2016-02-14). Photo by Mike Jay.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 465 ft/142 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 505 ft/154 m
  Key Col: 9120 ft/2780 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.93 mi/1.5 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.665, -119.985
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Winnemucca Lake Southeast  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Mokelumne Wilderness Area
Drainage BasinsCarson
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Eldorado National Forest/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Mokelumne Wilderness Area
Topo MapCarson Pass O38119f8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The Elephants Back (left) and Round Top (right) looking south on the Pacific Crest Trail (2021-06-19). Photo by Matt Parker.
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The west side of the Elephants Back. You can ascend up the left side here albeit with tons of loose rock to navigate through but it's not dangerous, just tedious. (2021-06-19). Photo by Matt Parker.
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