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Panoramic view from southwest (left) to northwest (right). Mount Conness (12,599') is the prominent light granite peak on the left. Excelsior Mountain (12,440'+) is the tall red-colored peak to Conness's right. The various multi-hued peaks and beautiful lakes of the Hoover Wilderness occupy the image's entire foreground. Virginia Peak, in northeast Yosemite NP, is the prominent "plug" of reddish-black rock pasted on top of a diorite/granite background. This peak is an excellent example of a "roof pendant", a remnant raft of old meta-sedimentary rocks floating on top of an intruded granite batholith.