Jobs Peak

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Jobs Peak
Jobs Peak (155877704).jpg
Highest point
Elevation 10,638 ft (3,242 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 793 ft (242 m) [3]
  • Tahoe OGUL Peak List[1]
  • Great Basin Peaks List[2]
Coordinates 38°51′29″N 119°51′42″W / 38.8579622°N 119.8615679°W / 38.8579622; -119.8615679Coordinates: 38°51′29″N 119°51′42″W / 38.8579622°N 119.8615679°W / 38.8579622; -119.8615679[4]
Location Alpine County, California, U.S.
Parent range Carson Range
Topo map USGS Woodfords
Easiest route Scramble (class 2)[1]

Jobs Peak (/bs/; Northern Paiute: Wangikudak) located in Alpine County, California, is the most prominent peak visible from the Carson Valley in Douglas County, Nevada. The peak offers hiking and backcountry skiing with the view of Lake Tahoe. It is in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

The mountain is named for Moses Job who opened a store in nearby Sheridan, Nevada in the early 1850s.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Tahoe OGUL Peak List". Western State Climbers. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ "Great Basin Peaks List". Toiyabe Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  3. ^ a b "Jobs Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  4. ^ "Jobs Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  5. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 166.

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