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Mount Florence

Coordinates: 37°44′23″N 119°18′58″W / 37.7397718°N 119.3160333°W / 37.7397718; -119.3160333
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Mount Florence
Mt. Florence (left of center), from Glacier Point
Highest point
Elevation12,567 ft (3,830 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence801 ft (244 m)[1]
  • Sierra Peaks Section Peak[2]
  • WSC Emblem Peak[3]
Coordinates37°44′23″N 119°18′58″W / 37.7397718°N 119.3160333°W / 37.7397718; -119.3160333[4]
EtymologyFlorence Hutchings
Mount Florence is located in California
Mount Florence
Mount Florence
Mount Florence is located in the United States
Mount Florence
Mount Florence
Parent rangeCathedral Range[1]
Topo mapUSGS Mount Lyell
Easiest routeSimple scramble, class 2[2]

Mount Florence is a mountain, in the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park. Its easiest route is a class 2 scramble. Mount Florence is the tenth highest mountain in Yosemite.[5][6] Deep in the Yosemite backcountry, Mount Florence is not often climbed, though on the trip, one passes through spectacular scenery, on all approaches.[7]

The mountain's name[edit]

August 23, 1864, Florence Hutchings, "Floy" as she was nicknamed, was the first white child, born in Yosemite Valley. She was also nicknamed the "Yosemite Tomboy," and lived a non-comformist life, riding horses, was scornful of disapproval, did not fear peril, and swore. She had a zest for life, and died young, in 1881, at the age of 17. She knew John Muir, who named Mount Florence for her.[8][9]

She was religious and worked as a caretaker of the Yosemite Valley Chapel.[10]

Near to Mount Florence[edit]

All of the following are close to Mount Florence:[11][7]

Mountain Distance
Electra Peak
Fletcher Peak
Foerster Peak
Mount Maclure 1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Simmons Peak 1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Mount Lyell 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Parsons Peak 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Parsons Peak 2.6 miles (4.2 km)
Vogelsang Peak 3.1 miles (5.0 km)


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Florence, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  3. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Climber.org. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  4. ^ "Mount Florence". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  5. ^ "Yosemite NP Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ Mrchad9. "Yosemite's Highest Peaks". summitpost.org. Retrieved 24 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b Mrchad9. "Mount Florence, California, United States, North America". summitpost.org. Retrieved 23 February 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Young Florence Hutchings Was Yosemite's Legendary Lady". undiscovered-yosemite.com. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkley: Wilderness Press. p. 72. ISBN 089-9971199.
  10. ^ "Growing Up in Yosemite: Florence Hutchings". yosemiteconservancy.org. September 13, 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Mount Florence". anyplaceamerica.com. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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