Ladden Cone

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Ladden Cone is a summit of 7014' near Donnelly Peak.

Ladden Cone is cited as being in the State of Nevada 1914 map (see below), but it does not appear in that map. It could be that "Ladden Cone" was "Lassen Cone"? No record of anyone named Ladden has been found in that area.

An Improved Topographical Map of the Northern & Middle Mines. Compiles from the most recent & authentic Surveys, showing a practicable Route for the great Atlantic & Pacific Rail-Road, through the Sierra Nevada at Fredonyers Pass. With a faithfull delineation ... (1854) shows what appears to be Ladder Canyon?

The print version of the above describes a letter from Milleson that appeared in the April 30 1855 Sacramento Daily Union titled "Fredonyer's Pass-A Description of the Mountains in that Region by Dr. Fredonyer.":

"Being weary of proceeding so far to the northward part of the company and myself determined to take a direct west course as possible, and force a passage over the Sierra Nevada at any point rather than make the great circuit by Lassen's Pass. For this purpose we pursued our journey up the Canon Valley, near a SW direction, over a sterile but interesting district, covered with innumerable little pieces of obsidian of different colors; about midway in the valley we passed through a volcanic causeway varying from one to two hundred feet in width and over a mile in length, with perpendicular walls fifteen feet high. The valley on the north and western sides is lined by a ridge of basaltic cliffs, increasing in height and grandeur until they reach the head of the valley at Ladder Canon, and sixteen miles distant from the mouth of High Rock Canon.'

"To the south of Ladder Canon lies Mount Observation, rising to an elevation of nearly three thousand feet above the planes of the interior basin of a conical shape, the summit and flanks intirely destitute of vegetation. "

Ladden Cone does not appear in the Division Peak (1980) map, though it does appear in the Division Peak (2018) map.

Ladden Cone it is listed as the western most peak in Humboldt County.[1]

It does appear on the Humboldt County General Highway Map (2017).[2]. Sadly, that map also has Division Peak appearing twice!

Earthpoint has the location at S11 T37N R23-1/2E