Mount Stewart (California)

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Mount Stewart
Mount Stewart is located in California
Mount Stewart
Mount Stewart
Location of Mount Stewart in California
Elevation 12,205+ ft (3721+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 440 ft (130 m)[1]
Listing Sierra Peaks Section[2]
Location
Location Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°34′11″N 118°33′16″W / 36.5696616°N 118.5545389°W / 36.5696616; -118.5545389Coordinates: 36°34′11″N 118°33′16″W / 36.5696616°N 118.5545389°W / 36.5696616; -118.5545389[3]
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1932 by Norman Clyde[4]
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[2]

Mount Stewart is on the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of the Sierra Nevada in California. It is located in Sequoia National Park,[1] 2.1 miles (3.4 km) southeast of Triple Divide Peak and 2.7 miles (4.3 km) northwest of Black Kaweah. The High Sierra Trail traverses Kaweah Gap south of the summit and Lilliput Glacier is on the mountain's northern flank.

The mountain is named for George W. Stewart, editor of Visalia Delta, was the leader of a campaign to protect the "Big Trees".[5] Francis P. Farquhar, author and former president of the Sierra Club. credits Stewart as "the father" of Sequoia National Park.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Stewart, California". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/spslist.pdf.
  3. ^ "Mount Stewart". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 279, 363. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  5. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1965). History of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-520-01551-7. 
  6. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1924). "Supplementary Biographies". Place names of the High Sierra,. San Francisco: Sierra Club. OCLC 2871447.