Mount Baxter (California)

Coordinates: 36°51′41″N 118°21′44″W / 36.861513°N 118.362139°W / 36.861513; -118.362139
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Mount Baxter
Mount Baxter is on the right, viewed from the north
Highest point
Elevation13,141 ft (4,005 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence603 ft (184 m)[1]
Parent peakAcrodectes Peak[2]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[3]
Coordinates36°51′41″N 118°21′44″W / 36.861513°N 118.362139°W / 36.861513; -118.362139[1]
Mount Baxter is located in California
Mount Baxter
Mount Baxter
Mount Baxter is located in the United States
Mount Baxter
Mount Baxter
LocationFresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Kearsarge Peak
Age of rockCretaceous
Mountain typeGranitic
First ascent1905 by George Davis[4]
Easiest routeScramble, class 2[4]

Mount Baxter is a peak along the crest of the Sierra Nevada in California. Mount Baxter is on the boundary between Kings Canyon National Park and the John Muir Wilderness just north of Baxter Pass and to the northeast of the Rae Lakes, a popular backpacking destination along the John Muir Trail.

Mount Baxter is named for John Baxter, who was a rancher in the Owens Valley.[5]

The mountain provides habitat for the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and was closed to entry in the recent past.


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Baxter, California". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. ^ "Mount Baxter". Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. pp. 275–276. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  5. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3.