“Not in the Platte! This mystery dome is about twenty miles up the Merced River from Yosemite. We found it during an epic backpack from Mammoth to Yosemite. I put a picture here thinking that those who like hiking heavy loads into Lost Creek might be interested in this golden giant. Very sunny, so not a good summer expedition. Way past Merced Lake, where the plane full of weed crashed in the early 1970s. Maybe even a mile past Washburn lake. I didn't take good photo notes.
Has it has been climbed? There are no journal reports, and I scanned it with binoculars, finding no slings. In my opinion, it should be rappel descended to avoid a heinous looking gully/bushwack descent. Also, in my opinion it should be climbed and hand drilled (wilderness rules) by someone else. Please email me when done, or if you need help.”