Mount Moriah (Nevada)

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Mount Moriah
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Mount Moriah, looking southwest from 'The Table,' in the Snake Range.
Highest point
Elevation 12,072 ft (3,680 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 4,907 ft (1,496 m) [4]
Listing
  • Nevada's 5th highest[1]
  • Western States Climbers star peak[2]
Coordinates 39°16′23″N 114°11′56″W / 39.273184919°N 114.198828478°W / 39.273184919; -114.198828478Coordinates: 39°16′23″N 114°11′56″W / 39.273184919°N 114.198828478°W / 39.273184919; -114.198828478[3]
Geography
Mount Moriah is located in Nevada
Mount Moriah
Mount Moriah
Location in Nevada
Location White Pine County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range Snake Range
Topo map USGS Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah is a 12,072-foot (3,680 m) mountain in the northern Snake Range of eastern White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is the fifth highest mountain in the state,[1] and also ranks as the ninth-most topographically prominent peak in the state.[5] It is located in the Mount Moriah Wilderness administered by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Geography[edit]

Mount Moriah rises over 6,000 feet (1,800 m) vertical feet above the Snake Valley on its east flank, and the Spring Valley to its west.[6] The summit is the highest point in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.[4]

Immediately to the north is a large flat sub-alpine area called The Table,[7] which supports an ancient stand of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva).[6]

The mountain is about 37 miles (60 km) east of Ely, the nearest town. U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 50 traverse the Sacramento Pass nearby, which divides the northern and southern sections of the Snake Range. To the south of the pass are Great Basin National Park and Wheeler Peak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nevada 11,000-foot Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Climber.org. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Mt Moriah". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Mount Moriah, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-10-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Ely-Wilderness-Mount Moriah". United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  7. ^ "The Table" (map). Gmap4. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 

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