This is an outstaning mountain with a grand view. We scrambled up the west ridge from the trail. Favorite Sierra peak so far.
Fun dayhike from Tuolumne Meadows! It took a little over 15 hours.
First alternate peak for Sierra Challenge 2013. Solo day hike from Tuolumne Meadows. Pictures & Story
day hike from tuolumne meadows trailhead. took me 15 hours for 29.7 miles on my gps. a tough day! met a bunch of girls on the summit!
until I read my other summit registers!
From 2006 Sierra Challenge
"Finishing the grand tour of Vogelsang Pk and Mt Florence, I bagged Simmons on my way to Parson's Pass. I would have also climbed Parson's Peak if a thunderstorm hadn't developed."
From Vogelsang HSC.
Part of the 2006 Sierra Challenge. Trip Report
Went via Vogelsang Pass and up Lewis Creek, bagging Simmons Peak along the way. Had planned to camp at the lakes east of Mount Florence, but afternoon storms kept me below Simmons Peak. Ended up being very scenic regardless.
Went up Florence the next day, and out via Florence Creek.