Bloody Mountain (California)

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Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain shot form the North (Highway 203).jpeg
Bloody Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA, US. Shot from the North (Highway 203)
Highest point
Elevation 12,558 ft (3,828 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,234 ft (376 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722Coordinates: 37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722[2]
Geography
Location Mono County, California, U.S
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Bloody Mountain
Climbing
First ascent July 3, 1928 by Norman Clyde[3]

Bloody Mountain is located in the Sierra Nevada 1 mile South East of Mammoth Lakes (Mono County) in eastern California in the southwestern United States.[1]

History[edit]

The origin of the name Bloody Mountain is unclear. Some hold it was named for the color of the rocks of the mountain, while others believe it was named for a bloody skirmish between the sheriff and escaped convicts in 1871.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bloody Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Bloody Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 367. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  4. ^ Massey, Peter (Apr 24, 2006). Backcountry Adventures Northern California. Adler Publishing. p. 256.