OverviewTawny Point (12,332 feet)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Sierra Nevada, California
Tawny Point is a fairly insignifcant hump just west of the Sierra Crest, north of Mount Whitney and south of Tyndall. It is class I from all directions. So why does such an insignificant hump deserve its own page on Summit Post? Because of the magnificent view!
Tawny Point has one of the best panoramic views of any summit the entire Sierra Nevada.
The magnificent panorama from the summit of Tawny Point
Looking across the Kern Basin toward the Great Western Divide
Getting ThereTawny Point rises above the John Muir Trail near the Bighorn Plateau. There is no easy way to get there. I would guess that most people pass by Tawny Point on their way to Mount Whitney via Shepherd Pass, or during a hike down the John Muir Trail from Forester Pass.
RoutesTake your pick. Class I from all directions.
CampingThere is plenty of excellent camping at a "no name" lake on Bighorn Plateau.
External LinksHere is a really nice panorama of the Great Western Divide from near Tawny Point from this website, showing the Kaweahs (far left), the Great Western Divide (center) and Mount Tyndall (far right).
(click on the photo below)