Triple Divide Peak (Madera County, California)

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Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak Yosemite.JPG
Triple Divide Peak from the north
Highest point
Elevation 11,616 ft (3,541 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 651 ft (198 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°37′55″N 119°22′14″W / 37.6318783°N 119.3704219°W / 37.6318783; -119.3704219Coordinates: 37°37′55″N 119°22′14″W / 37.6318783°N 119.3704219°W / 37.6318783; -119.3704219[2]
Geography
Triple Divide Peak is located in California
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak is located in the US
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak
Location Madera County, California U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Lyell
Climbing
First ascent 1920 by Norman Clyde[3]
Easiest route Scramble, class 3[3]

Triple Divide Peak is a mountain on the boundary between Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness in Madera County, California. It is located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north of Walton Lake and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) southeast of Merced Peak. Its name refers to the fact that it lies on the boundaries of three distinct watersheds, namely those of the Merced, South Fork Merced, and San Joaquin rivers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Triple Divide Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ "Triple Divide Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 408. ISBN 9780898869712.