West Humboldt Range
|West Humboldt Range|
View of the Carson Sink from Topog Peak of the West Humboldt Range.
|Elevation||1,876 m (6,155 ft)|
|District||Pershing County and Churchill County|
|Topo map||USGS Wildhorse Spring|
- See also East Humboldt Range
The mountain range runs for approximately 40 mi (64 km) southwest to northeast in northern Churchill County and southern Pershing County. The southwest end of the range is approximately 60 mi (100 km) ENE of Reno.
The range separates the lower course and terminus-(Humboldt Lake) of the Humboldt River and the Humboldt Sink on the northwest side from the expansive Carson Sink on the south and southeast side. Interstate 80 follows the course of the Humboldt along the northwest side of the range. During the last ice age, the range stood along the shore of Lake Lahontan, the prehistoric shorelines and beaches of which are visible along the sides of the range.
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