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
Inyo / Tulare counties, California, U.S.
Elevation 13,996 ft (4,266 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 932 ft (284 m)[1]
Parent peak Mount Tyndall[1]
Listing Thirteener
Range Sierra Nevada
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[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Williamson
First ascent September 25, 1892 by John Hunter, William Hunter, and C. Mulholland[3]
Easiest route Easy scramble, Cass 2

Mount Barnard is a mountain in California and has the dubious distinction of being the highest thirteener, a peak between 13,000 and 13,999 feet (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 peak in California.[4][5]

The first ascent was by John Hunter, William Hunter, and C. Mulholland on September 25, 1892.[3] They named the peak in honor of E. E. Barnard, an noted astronomer.


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Barnard, California". Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Mount Barnard". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 367. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  4. ^ "California Thirteeners: The Official Vulgarian Ramblers List". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  5. ^ "California 13,500-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2009-01-18.