Pywiack Dome 2010


Interesting Facts & Highlights


Tenaya Lake and the surrounding area was called "Py-we-ack" by the Indians. This translates into 'glistening rocks' and/or 'river-smoothed rocks'. And as you can see this area has it's fair share. This particular dome held several names before it became Pywiack, ranging from 'Murphy's, Teapot, Matthes, Ten-ieya and Turtle. The 1863 Whitney survey mentioned Pywiack describing it as "a very conspicuous conical knob of bare granite... the sides of which are everywhere finely polished and grooved by former glaciers." The name first appeared on the Tuolumne Meadows 15' Quad.

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