Florence Peak (California)

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Florence Peak
Florence Peak and Florence Lake.jpg
Florence Peak and Franklin Lake
Elevation 12,437 ft (3,791 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,033 ft (315 m)[1]
Listing Sierra Peaks Section[2]
Florence Peak is located in California
Florence Peak
Florence Peak
Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°24′22″N 118°33′03″W / 36.406099525°N 118.550884247°W / 36.406099525; -118.550884247Coordinates: 36°24′22″N 118°33′03″W / 36.406099525°N 118.550884247°W / 36.406099525; -118.550884247[3]
Topo map USGS Mineral King
Easiest route Simple scramble, class 2[4]

Florence Peak is a mountain located in the southern Sierra Nevada of California. It marks the southern border of Sequoia National Park and the northern border of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The peak rises to an elevation of 12,438 feet (3,791 m), making it one of the highest mountains south of Mount Whitney.[5]


The high elevation of the peak means that most of the precipitation it receives falls as snow.[6]

The Franklin Lakes, a series of tarns, lie in a cirque on north side of the peak. In another cirque, south of the summit, are the Bullfrog Lakes. Most of these are at over 10,000 feet (3,000 m).[7]


  1. ^ a b "Florence Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Florence". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 100. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  5. ^ "Elevation Ladder from Florence Peak". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Subsection M261Eo - Glaciated Batholith". U. S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  7. ^ Mineral King quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 

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