Tioga Pass meadow, lake, Kuna Crest
|Elevation||12,170 ft (3,710 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||919 ft (280 m) |
|Location||Yosemite National Park, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Ritter Range, Sierra Nevada|
|Age of rock||Cretaceous|
|Mountain type||Kuna Crest Granodiorite|
The word Kuna probably derives from a Shoshonean word meaning "fire," which appears in the Mono dialect of the area, with a meaning of firewood. On the summit of near-by Kuna Peak, there are many jagged pieces of rock which resemble fire themselves; see Kuna Crest Granodiorite.
Geography and geology
The Crest lies between two U-shaped glacial valleys: Lyell Canyon and the canyon of the Parker Pass Creek. Mammoth Peak lies at the northern end of the Kuna Crest. A number of lakes lie in cirques cut into the eastern edge of the Crest, including Kuna Lake, Bingaman Lake, Spillway Lake, and Helen Lake.
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