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Basin Mountain (California)

Coordinates: 37°17′46″N 118°39′37″W / 37.2961432°N 118.6604094°W / 37.2961432; -118.6604094
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Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain's east face in winter
Highest point
Elevation13187+ ft (4020+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence421 ft (128 m)[1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates37°17′46″N 118°39′37″W / 37.2961432°N 118.6604094°W / 37.2961432; -118.6604094[3]
Basin Mountain is located in California
Basin Mountain
Basin Mountain
LocationInyo County California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Tom
First ascentNovember 9, 1930, by Norman Clyde via the North Slope[4]
Easiest routeSimple Scramble, class 2 via the North Slope[4]

Basin Mountain in California's eastern Sierra Nevada range is a large and visually prominent peak near the city of Bishop. Basin Mountain is not as tall as its neighboring peaks, Mount Tom and Mount Humphreys, but it dominates the view to the west from Bishop as it rises above the Buttermilks. It is a relatively easy scramble to the top. The summit is not especially notable, except for the wonderful views it offers of Mount Tom, which dominates the skyline just to the north. The night-time views of Bishop and the Owens valley are spectacular.

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  1. ^ a b "Basin Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  3. ^ "Basin Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 325. ISBN 978-0898869712.
Basin Mountain at daybreak

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