Mount Barnard

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This article is about the mountain in California. For the mountain in Canada, see Mount Barnard (Canada).
Mount Barnard
Mount Barnard is located in California
Mount Barnard
Mount Barnard
Mount Barnard is located in the US
Mount Barnard
Mount Barnard
Highest point
Elevation 13,996 ft (4,266 m)  NAVD 88[4]
Prominence 932 ft (284 m) [4]
Parent peak Mount Tyndall[1]
Listing
Coordinates 36°37′43″N 118°19′16″W / 36.6285461°N 118.3212041°W / 36.6285461; -118.3212041Coordinates: 36°37′43″N 118°19′16″W / 36.6285461°N 118.3212041°W / 36.6285461; -118.3212041[5]
Geography
Location Inyo / Tulare counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Williamson
Climbing
First ascent September 25, 1892 by W. L. Hunter, John Hunter, William Hunter and C. Mulholland.[6]
Easiest route Easy scramble, class 2

Mount Barnard is a mountain in the U.S. state of California, and has the dubious distinction of being the highest thirteener, a peak between 13,000 and 13,999 feet (3,962 and 4,267 m) in elevation, in the United States. It is located on the Sierra Crest and straddles the boundary between Tulare and Inyo counties about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Mount Williamson, the second-highest peak in the state; Mount Barnard is the twelfth-highest.[7][8]

The first ascent was by W. L. Hunter, John Hunter, William Hunter and C. Mulholland on September 25, 1892. They named the peak in honor of E. E. Barnard, a noted astronomer.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Col for Mount Barnard". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Climber.org. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Mount Barnard, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Mount Barnard". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  6. ^ a b Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 11. ISBN 0899971199. 
  7. ^ "California Thirteeners: The Official Vulgarian Ramblers List". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  8. ^ "California 13,500-foot Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 

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