Sherwin Summit

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Sherwin Summit
Swall underhill near.jpg
Elevation 6,427 ft (1,959 m)[1]
Traversed by US 395
Location Mono County, California, US
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°30′52″N 118°37′40″W / 37.514376°N 118.627901°W / 37.514376; -118.627901Coordinates: 37°30′52″N 118°37′40″W / 37.514376°N 118.627901°W / 37.514376; -118.627901[1]
Topo map USGS Toms Place
Sherwin Summit is located in California
Sherwin Summit
Location in California

Sherwin Summit (el. 6,427 feet, 1,959 m) is a mountain pass on U.S. Highway 395.[2]

It is located south of Tom's Place and Crowley Lake in the eastern part of the Sierra Nevada range. South of the summit, the road starts on its long 2,400 foot (610 m) descent into the 4,000 ft (1,200 m) high Owens Valley.[3] The Owens River generally follows the road from this summit through the Owens Valley.[4] Motorists who come from the south usually cross this summit in order to go to the high-altitude towns like Mammoth Lakes to the northwest to escape the smothering summer heat in the deserts. The pass receives snowfall during the winter, although the region receives relatively little precipitation annually.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Sherwin Summit". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Sherwin Summit, USGS Toms Place (CA) Topo Map". USGS Quad maps. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  3. ^ Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  4. ^ California State Map, 2007.
  5. ^ "Subsection 341Dh - Crowley Flowlands". U.S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22.