Balls (mountain range)

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Balls
Balls (mountain range) is located in California
Balls (mountain range)
Location of Balls in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 2,413 m (7,917 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
District Madera County
Range coordinates 37°30′28″N 119°21′22″W / 37.5078°N 119.3561°W / 37.5078; -119.3561Coordinates: 37°30′28″N 119°21′22″W / 37.5078°N 119.3561°W / 37.5078; -119.3561
Topo map USGS Timber Knob

The Balls are a mountain range within the Sierra Nevada, in Madera County, California.[1] They are "glacier-carved granite domes"[2] and have been described as "looking like smooth scoops of butterscotch ice cream".[3] They are protected in the Sierra National Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Balls". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Robert H. Mohlenbrock, This Land: A Guide to Western National Forests, vol. 1 (University of California Press, 2006), ISBN 978-0520239678, p.180. Excerpt available at Google Books.
  3. ^ Beverly Magley, National Forest Scenic Byways Far West (Globe Pequot, 1999), ISBN 978-1560446538, p. 156. Excerpt available at Google Books.