Mount Humphreys

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Mount Humphreys
Mount Humphreys east face.jpg
Mount Humphreys from the east
Elevation 13,992 ft (4,265 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,563 ft (781 m)[1]
Parent peak North Palisade[2]
Listing SPS Emblem peak[3]
Location Fresno / Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.270545708°N 118.672999478°W / 37.270545708; -118.672999478Coordinates: 37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.270545708°N 118.672999478°W / 37.270545708; -118.672999478[4]
Topo map USGS Mount Tom
First ascent 1904 by Edward C. Hutchinson and James S. Hutchinson[5]
Easiest route Climb, class 4[3]

Mount Humphreys is a mountain peak in the Sierra Nevada on the Fresno-Inyo county line in the U.S. state of California. It is the 14th highest peak in California,[6] and the highest peak in the Bishop area. The mountain was named by the California Geological Survey of 1873 for Andrew A. Humphreys, the chief engineer of the United States Army at the time.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Humphreys, California". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Humphreys, Mount". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Mt Humphreys". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  5. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. 
  6. ^ "California 13,500-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-01-17. 

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