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Dunderberg Peak

Coordinates: 38°03′53″N 119°16′28″W / 38.0646445°N 119.2743228°W / 38.0646445; -119.2743228
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Dunderberg Peak
Dunderberg Peak from the Southwest
Highest point
Elevation12,379 ft (3,773 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,334 ft (407 m)[1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates38°03′53″N 119°16′28″W / 38.0646445°N 119.2743228°W / 38.0646445; -119.2743228[3]
Dunderberg Peak is located in California
Dunderberg Peak
Dunderberg Peak
Location in California
Dunderberg Peak is located in the United States
Dunderberg Peak
Dunderberg Peak
Dunderberg Peak (the United States)
LocationMono County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Dunderberg Peak
First ascent1878 by Lt. M. M. Macomb and party of the Wheeler Survey[4]
Easiest routeHike (class 1-2)[2][4]

Dunderberg Peak is located east of the Sierra Nevada crest[5] near the divide between the Mono Basin and East Walker River basin (Conway Summit) in Mono County, in eastern California in the southwestern United States.[3] The peak is in the Hoover Wilderness and is the highest point in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.[1]


Dunderberg Peak, originally named Castle Peak, was renamed by a party of the Wheeler Survey after the mines upon its northerly slope in 1878.[6]


Dunderberg Peak is located in an alpine climate zone.[7] Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, and travel east toward the Sierra Nevada mountains. As fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks (orographic lift), causing moisture in the form of rain or snowfall to drop onto the range.

See also[edit]

Dunderberg Peak reflected in Mono Lake


  1. ^ a b c "Dunderberg Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  3. ^ a b "Dunderberg Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 443. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  5. ^ "Dunderberg Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  6. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. p. 22. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  7. ^ "Climate of the Sierra Nevada". Encyclopædia Britannica.

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