Table Mountain (Tulare County, California)

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Table Mountain
Table Mountain GWD.jpg
Table Mountain, aerial view
Elevation 13,627 ft (4,154 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 509 ft (155 m)[2]
Parent peak Midway Mountain[2]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[3]
Location
Location Tulare County, California, United States
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°39′38″N 118°28′26″W / 36.660440172°N 118.473787042°W / 36.660440172; -118.473787042Coordinates: 36°39′38″N 118°28′26″W / 36.660440172°N 118.473787042°W / 36.660440172; -118.473787042[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Brewer[2]
Climbing
First ascent August 25, 1908 by Gilbert Hassell, Fred Shoup & Paul Shoup[4]
Easiest route Moderate scramble, class 3 by Southeast Side or West Ridge, South Side[5]

Table Mountain is located near the northern end of the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of the Sierra Nevada in California. The summit marks a point on the boundary between Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and is 0.6 miles (1 km) south of Thunder Mountain and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) northeast of Midway Mountain.

Clarence King of the Whitney Survey mentioned in his notes that "At one place the ridge [Great Western Divide] forms a level table." The name Table appeared on Charles F. Hoffmann's map of 1873. In 1881 the mountain was named Mount Hazen in honor of General Hazen, the Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army. In 1905, the Board on Geographic Names recognized the name Table Mountain.[6] This name appeared on both the Tehipite and the Mt. Whitney USGS 30' maps published in 1905 and 1907 respectively.[7]

It is the tallest of the 21 peaks named Table Mountain in California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Table Mountain Cairn". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Table Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/spslist.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  4. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. 
  5. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. pp. 120–121. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  6. ^ "Table Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  7. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3. 

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