Sierra Nevada - Hoover Wilderness - Camiaca Peak

On September 5, 1984 as part of the Twin Lakes to Virginia Lakes Deck Trek I climbed 11,745' Camiaca Peak from Summit Lake with Bob Johnson and Noel Parr.

Camiaca Peak is on the Sierra crest between Excelsior Mountain and Twin Peaks along the northeast border of Yosemite National Park. It sits at the head of Virginia Canyon with unobstructed views southwest deep into the Yosemite high country.

This somewhat isolated lump of rubble can be seen as far away as Clouds Rest and other high points around Yosemite Valley. The south slope makes for a moderate day hike out of Virginia Lakes and the north slope the same from the Green Creek trailhead via Virginia Pass to the north.

Summit Pass/Summit Lake - Yosemite National Park/Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Summit Pass/Summit Lake - Yosemite National Park/Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Mount Conness, North Peak from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Mount Conness, North Peak from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964

Virginia Canyon in Yosemite National Park from top of Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964
Virginia Canyon in Yosemite National Park from top of Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964
Looking down on camp from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Looking down on camp from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964

View north from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
View north from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Virginia Peak and Sawtooth's from top of Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964
Virginia Peak and Sawtooth's from top of Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964

Virginia Peak and Return Lake in Yosemite National Park from top of Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness  - Sep 1964
Virginia Peak and Return Lake in Yosemite National Park from top of Camiaca Peak
Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Looking down on camp at Summit Lake while descending Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964
Looking down on camp at Summit Lake while descending Camiaca Peak - Sep 1964

Summit Lake while descending Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964
Summit Lake while descending Camiaca Peak - Hoover Wilderness - Sep 1964