Maturango Peak

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Maturango Peak
Maturango Peak is located in California
Maturango Peak
Maturango Peak
Location in California
Elevation 8,843 ft (2,695 m) NAVD 88[1]
Location
Location Inyo County, California
Range Argus Range
Coordinates 36°07′14″N 117°29′44″W / 36.1205003°N 117.4956184°W / 36.1205003; -117.4956184Coordinates: 36°07′14″N 117°29′44″W / 36.1205003°N 117.4956184°W / 36.1205003; -117.4956184[2]
Topo map USGS Maturango Peak

Maturango Peak is the highest mountain in the Argus Range. It is located in Inyo County, California and reaches an elevation of 8,843 feet (2,695 m). The area is under the control of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and access is restricted.[3]

Origin of the name[edit]

The name “Maturango” first appeared in 1877 on the Wheeler Survey Map.[4] It may be derived from the Spanish word “maturrango” (an appellation used in Buenos Aires for a European, meaning a bad horseman or a bad horse), or it may be derived from the name Malarango, a chief of the Coso people.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maturango Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Maturango Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Maturango 2". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 208. 
  5. ^ Panlaqui, Carol, What’s in a Name?, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, California (undated single sheet).