Alpine County Highpoint Trip Report
Sonora Peak (11,459 ft)
Date: September 13, 2006
Author: Rich Wilson
We used the standard approach from Saint Mary's Pass Trailhead, located on CA 108
about a mile west of Sonora Pass. We followed the trail a little over a mile to
Saint Mary's Pass, then turned right and followed a path up a hill. From there,
we had an excellent view of Sonora Peak, about one half mile distant across a
broad plateau. We crossed the plateau and gained the northwest ridge.
A climbers path soon led to the summit.
Fine views were had overlooking the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness to the north and
the peaks of Yosemite to the south. It was unbelievably warm at 11,000 feet for
mid-September. About 4 1/2 miles round trip.
Area camping: We spent 5 days at Leavitt Meadows,
a Forest Service campground on CA 108, about 8 miles east of Sonora Pass.