Crystal Range

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Crystal Range
Crystal Range and Gilmore Lake from Mount Tallac.jpg
Crystal Range and Gilmore Lake from Mount Tallac
Highest point
Peak Pyramid Peak
Elevation 9,985 ft (3,043 m) [1]
Geography
Country United States
State California
District El Dorado County
Range coordinates 38°54′35″N 120°12′28″W / 38.9096°N 120.2077°W / 38.9096; -120.2077Coordinates: 38°54′35″N 120°12′28″W / 38.9096°N 120.2077°W / 38.9096; -120.2077[2]
Topo map USGS Rockbound Valley

The Crystal Range is a small chain of mountain peaks in the Desolation Wilderness in the U.S. state of California. It is a subrange of the Sierra Nevada. The highest and most southerly peak is Pyramid Peak at 9985 ft;[1] Mount Agassiz is next north at 9967 ft, with Mount Price (9975 ft) rounding out the southern group of peaks. Tells Peak is the northernmost named peak in the range.

It is west of Lake Tahoe and north of U.S. Route 50.

The southern Crystal Range seen from Desolation Valley near Lake Aloha

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pyramid". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Range". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.