Mount Goethe

Coordinates: 37°12′22″N 118°42′08″W / 37.2061483°N 118.7022982°W / 37.2061483; -118.7022982
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Mount Goethe
North aspect of Mount Goethe (right)
(Muriel Peak to left)
Highest point
Elevation13,270 ft (4,045 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence904 ft (276 m)[1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates37°12′22″N 118°42′08″W / 37.2061483°N 118.7022982°W / 37.2061483; -118.7022982[3]
Mount Goethe is located in California
Mount Goethe
Mount Goethe
LocationFresno County, California, USA
Parent rangeGlacier Divide, Sierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Darwin
First ascentJuly 6, 1933, by David Brower and George Rockwood[4]
Easiest routeHike, class 1[2]

Mount Goethe is a summit in Fresno County, California, in the United States.[3] With an elevation of 13,270 feet (4,045 m), Mount Goethe is the 96th highest summit in the state of California.[5]

It was named after the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the author of Faust.[6]

Mount Goethe was first climbed in 1933 by David Brower and George Rockwood.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Goethe, California". Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Goethe". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 311. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  5. ^ "California Thirteeners". Vulgarian Ramblers. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  6. ^ Bright, William (1998). 1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning. University of California Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8.

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