Argus Range

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Argus Range
Slate Range and Argus Range.jpg
Argus Range, near Searles Dry Lake, Mojave Desert, California
Highest point
Peak Maturango Peak
Elevation 8,843 ft (2,695 m)
Coordinates 36°07′14″N 117°29′44″W / 36.1205003°N 117.4956184°W / 36.1205003; -117.4956184
Geography
Argus Range is located in California
Argus Range
Location of Argus Range in California[1]
Country United States
State California
District Inyo County
Range coordinates 36°05′09″N 117°28′06″W / 36.0858°N 117.4684°W / 36.0858; -117.4684Coordinates: 36°05′09″N 117°28′06″W / 36.0858°N 117.4684°W / 36.0858; -117.4684
Topo map USGS Maturango Peak

The Argus Range is a mountain range located in Inyo County, California, southeast of the town of Darwin, between the Coso Range and the Panamint Valley, with the Panamint Range to the east .

Geography[edit]

The range contains Maturango Peak, at 8,839 feet (2,694 m). The northern part of the mountains begin just south of the Panamint Springs Resort on Highway 190 and continues south to Searles Lake, near the town of Trona, California.

The crest of the Argus Range is located within a military reservation and so the peaks of this range are off-limits to the general public. The two peaks that are most alluring to would-be hikers are Argus Peak (6,562 feet / 2,000 metres) located just north of Trona above the Searles Valley and Maturango Peak towering to the west of Panamint Valley.

Argus Range Wilderness[edit]

The Argus Range Wilderness, under the administration of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), runs 28 miles (45 km) along the east side of the Argus Range.[2] It extends from the military reservation on the west to the foot of the Argus Range on the east. For most of its length, this wilderness area is no more than two miles (3 km) wide. Several private property holdings are located within this wilderness area including a rather deep cherry-stem at Snow Canyon and a 40-acre (16 ha) parcel known as Onyx Springs between Shepherd and Bendire Canyons. Many land-owners were affected by the creation of the Argus Range Wilderness Area in 1994.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argus Range". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Argus Range Wilderness". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 

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