Three Brothers (Yosemite)

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Three Brothers
Three Brothers Yosemite.jpg
Three Brothers as seen from Valley Loop trail
Elevation 7,783 ft (2,372 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 379 ft (116 m)[2]
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°44′46″N 119°36′53″W / 37.7460126°N 119.614712°W / 37.7460126; -119.614712Coordinates: 37°44′46″N 119°36′53″W / 37.7460126°N 119.614712°W / 37.7460126; -119.614712[1]
Topo map USGS Half Dome
Type granite rock
Age of rock Cretaceous

The Three Brothers is a rock formation, in Yosemite Valley, California. It is located just east of El Capitan and consists of Eagle Peak (the uppermost "brother"), and Middle and Lower Brothers.[3]

John Muir considered the view from Eagle Peak to be the most beautiful view of Yosemite Valley available.


  1. ^ a b "Eagle". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Eagle Peak". Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Rock Formations in Yosemite Valley". Yosemite National Park, National Park Service. 

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