Mount Brewer

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Mount Brewer
Mount Brewer.jpg
Mount Brewer from East Lake
Highest point
Elevation13,576 ft (4,138 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,168 ft (356 m)[1]
Parent peakMidway Mountain[2]
Coordinates36°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[5]
LocationTulare County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada, Great Western Divide
Topo mapUSGS Mount Brewer[1]
First ascentJuly 2, 1864 by William H. Brewer and Charles F. Hoffmann[6]
Easiest routeEasy scramble, class 2[7]

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,[8]

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.[6]

South Guard, Mt. Brewer (center) and North Guard (right), by Ansel Adams ca. 1936

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Brewer, California". Retrieved 2008-12-21.[self-published source?]
  2. ^ "Longley Pass". Retrieved 2016-03-24.[self-published source?]
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  4. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  5. ^ "Mount Brewer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  6. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club.
  7. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 275. ISBN 978-0871561473.
  8. ^ "Mount Brewer". Acme Mapper. Retrieved 2016-03-24.