Mount Baxter (California)

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Mount Baxter
Acrodectes Baxter.jpg
Mount Baxter is on the right, viewed from the north
Highest point
Elevation 13,141 ft (4,005 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 603 ft (184 m) [2]
Parent peak Acrodectes Peak[1]
Coordinates 36°51′41″N 118°21′44″W / 36.861513°N 118.362139°W / 36.861513; -118.362139Coordinates: 36°51′41″N 118°21′44″W / 36.861513°N 118.362139°W / 36.861513; -118.362139[2]
Mount Baxter is located in California
Mount Baxter
Mount Baxter
Location of Mount Baxter in California
Location Fresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Kearsarge Peak
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Granitic
First ascent 1905 by George Davis[3]
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[4]

Mount Baxter is a peak along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains 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 has been closed to entry in the recent past.


  1. ^ "Mount Baxter". Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Baxter, California". Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. p. 5. 
  4. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. pp. 275–276. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  5. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3.