Mount Davis (California)

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Mount Davis
1000 Island Lake Ansel Adams Wilderness.jpg
Mount Davis is the peak on the right
Highest point
Elevation 12,309 ft (3,752 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Listing Sierra Peaks Section[1]
Coordinates 37°42′53″N 119°13′11″W / 37.7146546°N 119.2195877°W / 37.7146546; -119.2195877Coordinates: 37°42′53″N 119°13′11″W / 37.7146546°N 119.2195877°W / 37.7146546; -119.2195877[3]
Location Madera and Mono counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Ritter Range, Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Ritter
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Granite
First ascent 1891 by Milton F. Davis[4]
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[4]

Mount Davis is a prominent peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Inyo National Forest and south of Yosemite National Park. The peak was named in honor of Lieutenant Milton Fennimore Davis, who was with the first troops detailed to guard Yosemite National Park. Davis was the first person to climb the peak.[5]


  1. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Mount Davis, California". Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Mount Davis". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 395. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  5. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2010-01-06.