Milestone Mountain

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Milestone Mountain
Milestone Mtn Huber 1932.jpg
Milestone Mountain, July 1932 (East Side)
Elevation 13,644 ft (4,159 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 711 ft (217 m)[1]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
Milestone Mountain is located in California
Milestone Mountain
Milestone Mountain
Location in California
Location Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Great Western Divide, Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°38′05″N 118°29′07″W / 36.6346596°N 118.4853725°W / 36.6346596; -118.4853725Coordinates: 36°38′05″N 118°29′07″W / 36.6346596°N 118.4853725°W / 36.6346596; -118.4853725[3]
Topo map USGS Mount Brewer
First ascent July 14, 1912 via Southwest Ridge, by William E. Colby, Francis Farquhar and Robert Price.[4]
Easiest route Southwest Ridge, East Side, or Northwest Face (all class 3 scrambles)[4]

Milestone Mountain is a thirteener on the Great Western Divide,[1] a sub-range of the Sierra Nevada. The summit marks a point on the boundary between Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. It is 0.6 miles (0.97 km) south of Midway Mountain and 3.8 miles (6.1 km) northeast of Triple Divide Peak. It takes its name from the shape of the obelisk on its peak, and has been called this since at least 1873.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Milestone Mountain, California". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Milestone Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. pp. 119–120. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  5. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 

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