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Mt. Francis Farquhar  


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Elevation: 12,893'
Location: 36.7286, -118.4989 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jul 14, 2007
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Part of the "Brewer Group". A remote and fine peak with wonderful views of the Bubbs Creek Drainage from the summit. Named after Francis Farquhar, Sierra mountaineer.

In the summit logbook you'll find the following:

“Welcome to the summit of Mt. Farquhar may you have some of the joys and pleasure of climbing peaks and reaching summits in the Sierra Nevada as Francis and I have.”

Marjory Bridge-Farquhar 1990

That's what it's all about IMHO.

Getting There 

The approach is for routes on the west face of the mountain.

From Road's End at Cedar Grove hike east, aiming for the Bubbs Creek Trail - once above the valley floor, and at the bridge, head up the Sphinx Creek Trail (pretty darn withering). Break off this trail as it heads up towards Avalanche Pass and follow a faint trail/crosscountry south to lower Sphinx Lake, which makes a very peaceful and far from the madding crowd campsite.

Go here for west entry permits.



Climbing Season



Weather station 15.3 miles from here

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Tony Tennessee closing in on the summit

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A good day out in the backcountry - travelling through some quite remote terrain to an exposed, but easy, route.From Lower Sphinx Lake hike up over benches and past lakes 'till beneath the west face of the peak. Climb the chute terminating left of the summit, towards the end traverse right and scramble/climb to the summit.Descend the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Marjory Bridge's dedication in the summit register.
Marjory Bridge's dedication in the summit register...
Noreen Owen takes a break before breaking out crosscountry towards Lower Sphinx Lake.
Noreen Owen takes a break before breaking out cros...
Lower Sphinx Lake reflection, photo by Noreen Owen
Lower Sphinx Lake reflection, photo by Noreen Owen
Flowers; Lower Sphinx Lake environs photo by Noreen Owen
Flowers; Lower Sphinx Lake environs photo by Noree...
Mt. Francis Farquhar seen from Charlotte Dome.
Mt. Francis Farquhar seen from Charlotte Dome.
Brewer Group as seen from the east (Winter Alta), with Farquhar on the left, formerly known as Notch Peak, it's obvious why it had this name.
Brewer Group as seen from the east (Winter Alta), ...
Reeds, sunlight, and Sphinx waters by Noreen Owen
Reeds, sunlight, and Sphinx waters by Noreen Owen

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By Jennifer Farquhar
Sep 19, 2010
So nice to see this. I was on the first family trip to Mt. Farquhar in July 1990. I am married to David Farquhar, son of Peter Farquhar, oldest son of Marjory and Francis.
By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Dec 8, 2010
Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer.