Mount Linn

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Mount Linn
Sunrise Looking Northwest
Highest point
Elevation 8,098 ft (2,468 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 4,814 ft (1,467 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°02′13″N 122°51′18″W / 40.0368197°N 122.8550076°W / 40.0368197; -122.8550076Coordinates: 40°02′13″N 122°51′18″W / 40.0368197°N 122.8550076°W / 40.0368197; -122.8550076
Location Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness,
Tehama County,
California, U.S.
Parent range Yolla Bolly Mountains,
Klamath Mountains System
Topo map USGS South Yolla Bolla Mountains

Mount Linn, at 8,098 feet (2,468 m), is the easternmost summit of South Yolla Bolly Mountain, and is located in the Yolla Bolly Mountains range of the southern Klamath Mountains System, in Tehama County, northwestern California.

It is protected within the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest section.


The summit of Mount Linn is the highest point in the Northern California Coast Ranges that is south of the Trinity Alps range's high peaks, also in the Klamath Mountains System.[1] The elevation of the mountain allows it to receive heavy winter snowfall and it has low average annual temperature near the summit.[3]

A tarn named Square Lake is located in a cirque on Mount Linn's north slope.[4] The cirques was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age.

The mountain was named by John C. Frémont in honor of Lewis F. Linn, a senator from Missouri, who played an important role in the acquisition of the Oregon Territory.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c "South Yolla Bolly Mountain, California". Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Mount Linn". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Subsection M261Ba - Eastern Franciscan". U.S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  4. ^ South Yolla Bolly quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  6. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 188. 

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