Mount Huxley (California)

Coordinates: 37°08′10″N 118°40′58″W / 37.1361569°N 118.6827835°W / 37.1361569; -118.6827835
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Mount Huxley
From Sapphire Lake
Highest point
Elevation13,092 ft (3,990 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence366 ft (112 m)[1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates37°08′10″N 118°40′58″W / 37.1361569°N 118.6827835°W / 37.1361569; -118.6827835[3]
Mount Huxley is located in California
Mount Huxley
Mount Huxley
Mount Huxley is located in the United States
Mount Huxley
Mount Huxley
LocationFresno County, California, US
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Darwin

Mount Huxley is a 13,092-foot (3,990 m) mountain in the Sierra Nevada, in Fresno County. It is on the Goddard Divide in Kings Canyon National Park and rises above the Evolution Basin. Other nearby mountains in the group include Mount Darwin, Mount Fiske, Mount Haeckel, Mount Mendel, Mount Spencer, Mount Wallace, and Mount Lamarck. The area around the peaks, known as the Evolution Region, includes Evolution Basin, Evolution Valley, Evolution Meadow and Evolution Creek.


Theodore S. Solomons named a series of mountains for six of the major exponents of the theory of evolution.[4] Mount Huxley is named for English biologist and anthropologist Thomas Henry Huxley who specialized in comparative anatomy. He is known as "Darwin's Bulldog".[5]

Mt. Huxley


  1. ^ a b "Mount Huxley, California". Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  3. ^ "Mount Huxley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 67. ISBN 0-89997-119-9.
  5. ^ Hauserman, Samantha (2013-11-26). "Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)". The Embryo Project Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2019-08-23.