This must be one of the more obscure peaks found on SP.
Is there an unofficial name for this peak? Would be better than the current name.
I haven't heard one. There is a benchmark on top labeled "Treasure." But since there is a peak in the region already unofficially named "Treasure Peak" I suppose this could be named "Little Treasure Peak" or something. Or maybe "Airplane Peak" for it's summit 'flake.'
This peak and it's neighbor both deserve names, as they are a dramatic sight at the head of the canyon, framing Feather Peak above Royce Pass as you hike up the trail.
Page 157 "Backcountry Skiing California's High Sierra by John Moynier 1999 Falcon Pulbishing Inc:
...Continue up a series of benches to reach Honeymoon Lake, (10,400'). Head for the obvious col (11,700') between the two granite peaks to the south. This col is known as the Co Co La, as the pass lies at the Fresno County/Inyo County boundary and provides access to the Royce Lakes...
I've gone through the col few times and tented right at the base of the main cliff wind sheltered by its big talus. Also explored the whole alpine zone south of the peak. Very nice goldens in the adjacent Royce Lake. The above name for the pass made from county/county, Co Co La, it really cool like some kind of tropical drink. From down below at the trail entering Granite Park, the peak with its beautiful avalanche flutes is a beauty. How about Co Co La Peak heh! Have some chromes which I could look for and scan for this page. -dave
Thanks, SSSdave. I'll add it to the list of possible names. This one sounds as good as any.
Thanks for the vote!