Mount Brewer

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Mount Brewer
Mount Brewer.jpg
Mount Brewer from East Lake
Elevation 13,576 ft (4,138 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,168 ft (356 m)[1]
Parent peak Table Mountain[1]
Listing SPS Emblem peak[2]
Location Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada, Great Western Divide
Coordinates 36°42′31″N 118°29′07″W / 36.7085481°N 118.4853741°W / 36.7085481; -118.4853741Coordinates: 36°42′31″N 118°29′07″W / 36.7085481°N 118.4853741°W / 36.7085481; -118.4853741[3]
Topo map USGS Mount Brewer[1]
First ascent July 2, 1864 by William H. Brewer and Charles F. Hoffmann[4]
Easiest route Easy Scramble, class 2[5]

Mount Brewer is on the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of the Sierra Nevada in California. It is located in Kings Canyon National Park,[6]

The peak was named for William Henry Brewer who worked on the first California Geological Survey and was the first Chair of Agriculture at Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School. He was chief of the field party that explored the central High Sierra in 1864.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Brewer, California". Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Mount Brewer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. 
  5. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 275. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  6. ^ Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks map (PDF) (Map). National Park Service. 2002-04-20. Retrieved 2008-12-29.