Red Lake Peak

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Red Lake Peak
Red Lake Peak is located in California
Red Lake Peak
Red Lake Peak
Highest point
Elevation 10,068 ft (3,069 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 1,463 ft (446 m) [3]
Parent peak Round Top (Alpine County)[1]
Listing Tahoe OGUL Emblem Peak[2]
Coordinates 38°42′51″N 119°59′15″W / 38.7140738°N 119.9874047°W / 38.7140738; -119.9874047Coordinates: 38°42′51″N 119°59′15″W / 38.7140738°N 119.9874047°W / 38.7140738; -119.9874047[4]
Geography
Location Alpine County, California, U.S.
Topo map USGS Carson Pass
Climbing
First ascent February 1844 by John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss

Red Lake Peak (elevation 10,068 feet or 3,069 metres) is believed to be the vantage point from which John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss made the first recorded sighting of Lake Tahoe in February 1844 as Fremont's exploratory expedition made a desperate crossing of the Sierra Nevada through what is now Carson Pass on their way to obtain provisions at Sutter's Fort.[5] The peak lies just north of the pass and generally northwest of the small lake east of the pass for which the peak is named. Lake Tahoe is visible to the north from the peak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Lake Peak". ListsOfJohn.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Tahoe OGUL Peak List". Western State Climbers. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Red Lake Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Red Lake Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ Farquhar, Francis Peloubet (1965). History of the Sierra Nevada. University of California Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-520-01551-7. 

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