Mount Washington (Nevada)

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Mount Washington
Mount Washington is located in Nevada
Mount Washington
Mount Washington
Location in Nevada
Elevation 11,658 ft (3,553 m)[1]
Prominence 498 ft (152 m)[1]
Location
Location Great Basin National Park
White Pine County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Snake Range
Coordinates 38°54′54″N 114°18′33″W / 38.9149474°N 114.3091628°W / 38.9149474; -114.3091628Coordinates: 38°54′54″N 114°18′33″W / 38.9149474°N 114.3091628°W / 38.9149474; -114.3091628[2]
Topo map USGS Wheeler Peak

Mount Washington is a mountain in White Pine County in the state of Nevada. The mountain climbs to an elevation of 11,658 feet (3,553 m) and is in Great Basin National Park.

Land near the summit and adjoining the national park was purchased in 2001 by The Long Now Foundation as a potential site for the Clock of the Long Now. The announcement of the land purchase was made at Baker, the gateway town of the national park, and in nearby Ely, Nevada at a gathering of White Pine County officials sponsored by Ely's Economic Diversification Council. The property was described as 180.3 acres (73.0 ha) made up of eleven patented mining claims dating back to 1916.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Washington, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Mount Washington". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Nevada". The Long Now Foundation. Retrieved 2008-09-18.