Mount Kaweah

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Mount Kaweah
Mt Kaweah.jpg
Mount Kaweah from Red Spur, circa 1932
Elevation 13,807 ft (4,208 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,027 ft (618 m)[1]
Listing SPS Emblem peak[2]
Location Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Great Western Divide, Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°31′34″N 118°28′42″W / 36.5260491°N 118.4784256°W / 36.5260491; -118.4784256Coordinates: 36°31′34″N 118°28′42″W / 36.5260491°N 118.4784256°W / 36.5260491; -118.4784256[3]
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
First ascent September 1881 by Frederick H. Wales, William B. Wallace and James W. A. Wright[4]
Easiest route Hike, class 1[2]

Mount Kaweah is a mountain in California's Sequoia National Park and forms part of the Kaweah Peaks Ridge, a spur of the Great Western Divide which extends south form Triple Divide Peak. It has a summit elevation of 13,807 feet (4,208 m), the highest along the Kaweah ridge.

The peak was named for the Kaweah River which has its headwaters to the west of the Kaweah Peaks Ridge. The Kaweahs, however, drain into the Kern River.[1] The Kaweah River was named for the Kawai (or Gā'wia) tribe, members of the Yokut people. The Yokut were once known as Mariposa.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Kaweah, California". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Mount Kaweah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  4. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. 
  5. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3. 

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