Mount Humphreys

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Mount Humphreys
Mount Humphreys east face.jpg
Mount Humphreys from the east
Highest point
Elevation13,992 ft (4,265 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence2563 ft (781 m) [1]
Isolation14.71 mi (23.67 km) [1]
Coordinates37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.270545708°N 118.672999478°W / 37.270545708; -118.672999478Coordinates: 37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.270545708°N 118.672999478°W / 37.270545708; -118.672999478[4]
LocationFresno / Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Tom
First ascent1904 by Edward C. Hutchinson and James S. Hutchinson[5]
Easiest routeClimb, class 4[2]

Mount Humphreys is a mountain peak in the Sierra Nevada on the Fresno-Inyo county line in the U.S. state of California. It is the 14th highest peak in California,[6] and the highest peak in the Bishop area. The mountain was named by the California Geological Survey of 1873 for Andrew A. Humphreys, the chief engineer of the United States Army at the time.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Humphreys, California". Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  3. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ "Mt Humphreys". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club.
  6. ^ "California 13,500-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-01-17.

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