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"Warren Fin"
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"Warren Fin"

 
"Warren Fin"

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.98512°N / 119.2262°W

Object Title: "Warren Fin"

County: Mono

Activities: Hiking, Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 12177 ft / 3712 m

 

Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: Nov 25, 2011 / Dec 23, 2012

Object ID: 762168

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Overview

 
Warren Fin northwest pano
Warren Fin northwest pano
 
Warren Fin southwest Pano
Southwest pano from Warren Fin
"Warren Fin" (unnamed on topo) is a small peak .4 miles SSW of Mt. Warren in the Hoover Wilderness, Eastern Sierra. It resembles a fishes fin from some angles.

I went to put up a page on this high point a year or so ago and was critcized because ("this small bump") of it's lack of significance.
It has only 200' of prominence to the NNW. It caught my eye on the way to Mt. Warren in '98. When I hiked it in 2006 I considered it a worthwhile objective with great views and still do. So I reconsidered.
If it isn't enough you can use the route on this page to tag it on the way to Mt. Warren.
The west slope looks like a good 2,800' ski run down to the Warren fork.

This is a class 2 day hike scramble from the Warren Fork off the Tioga Road out of Lee Vining Canyon with outstanding views of the Yosemite high Sierra, (especially from the Mt. Dana massif and along the crest to North Peak) on north to the peaks above Twin Lakes and south to the peaks beyond Mammoth Lakes.

The hike is approximately 6 miles round trip with a gain of 3,200'.


Getting There

 
Tioga Crest from the east
Tioga Crest from the east
From the junction with Hwy 395 take Hwy. 120 7.5 miles up to a hairpin turn
and park on the right at the Warren Fork trailhead at 9,000'.
From Tioga Pass go 6.7 miles northeast on Hwy. 120 as it winds down to the same trailhead.
Take the Warren Fork trail northwest about a mile to where it peters out and climb north (to the right) another half mile to a small hanging valley at 10,200'.
Continue on up staying to the left of a gully and up the southwest slope another mile to the south ridge of the Warren Fin. The summit is .3 miles to the north.

Red Tape

 
Warren Fork with the Dana Plateau beyond
Warren Fork stream
There are no permits required for dayhiking this peak.

For camping in the Hoover Wilderness contact:
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Bridgeport Ranger District
HCR 1 box 1000
Bridgeport, Ca 93517
760-932-7070

Camping

 
High Sierra beyond Mammoth Lakes
High Sierra beyond Mammoth Lakes from Warren Fin
 
Mt. Warren and Warren Fin from South Peak
Mt. Warren and Warren Fin from the north
Here are several campgrounds in the area.

Tioga Lake: 1.5 miles north of Tioga Pass on Hwy. 120 off to the right at 9,600'.
Ellery Lake: 2.5 miles north of the pass on Hwy. 120 off to the right at 9,500'.

There is also the Big Bend, Aspen and several other campgrounds in Lee Vining Canyon starting at 2 miles west of the junction of Hwy. 395 on Hwy. 120 off to the left starting at 7,200'.

Current weather and 5 day forecast

 
Mt. Dana massif
Mt. Dana massif from the foot of Warren Fin
For the current weather and forecast for Lee Vining click here.

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