Florence Peak (California)

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Florence Peak
Florence Peak and Florence Lake.jpg
Florence Peak and Franklin Lake
Highest point
Elevation 12,437 ft (3,791 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 1,033 ft (315 m) [3]
Listing
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[4]
Geography
Florence Peak is located in California
Florence Peak
Florence Peak
Tulare County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mineral King
Climbing
Easiest route Simple scramble, class 2[5]

Florence Peak is a mountain located on the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of the southern Sierra Nevada of California. It is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of the community of Silver City and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the roads end at Mineral King. It marks the southern boundary of Sequoia National Park. On the summit the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness, the John Krebs Wilderness and Golden Trout Wilderness meet.[6]

Geography[edit]

The peak rises to an elevation of 12,438 feet (3,791 m), making it one of the highest mountains south of Mount Whitney.[7] The Franklin Lakes, a series of tarns, lie in a cirque on north side of the peak and these drain into the Kaweah River by way of Franklin Creek. The eastern slopes drain into the Kern River. The southwestern flank drains into the 10,000-foot (3,048 m)[8] Bullfrog Lakes and thence into the Little Kern River.

The high elevation of the peak means that most of the precipitation it receives falls as snow.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Climber.org. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Florence Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Florence". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  5. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 100. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  6. ^ "John Krebs Wilderness". Wilderness.net. 
  7. ^ "Elevation Ladder from Florence Peak". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Florence Peak". Acme Mapper. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Subsection M261Eo - Glaciated Batholith". U. S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 

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