Three Brothers (Yosemite)

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Three Brothers
Three Brothers Yosemite.jpg
Three Brothers as seen from Valley Loop trail
Highest point
Elevation 7,783 ft (2,372 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 379 ft (116 m) [2]
Coordinates 37°44′46″N 119°36′53″W / 37.7460126°N 119.614712°W / 37.7460126; -119.614712Coordinates: 37°44′46″N 119°36′53″W / 37.7460126°N 119.614712°W / 37.7460126; -119.614712[1]
Geography
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, United States
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Half Dome
Geology
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type granite rock

The Three Brothers is a rock formation, in Yosemite Valley, California. It is located just east of El Capitan and consists of Eagle Peak (the uppermost "brother"), and Middle and Lower Brothers.[3]

Their original name[edit]

Members of the Mariposa Battalion named the Three Brothers after the capture of the three sons of Chief Tenaya near the base of the Three Brothers.[4]

The name Three Brother[edit]

The Ahwahnechee name was “Kom-po-pai-zes”, or sometimes “Pompomposus”, is translated as “mountains with heads like frogs when ready to leap”. [4]

John Muir[edit]

John Muir considered the view from Eagle Peak to be the most beautiful view of Yosemite Valley available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eagle". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Eagle Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Rock Formations in Yosemite Valley". Yosemite National Park, National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b Richard J. Hartesveldt (1955). "Yosemite Valley Place Names". Yosemite Natural History Associatio. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 

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