Waucoba Mountain

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Waucoba Mountain

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Waucoba Mountain from the northeast
Highest point
Elevation 11,128 ft (3,392 m)  NAVD 88 [1]
Prominence 3,923 ft (1,196 m) [2]
Listing
  • Desert Peaks Section List [3]
  • Great Basin Peaks List [4]
Coordinates 37°01′19″N118°00′28″W / 37.022030544°N 118.007764294°W / 37.022030544; -118.007764294 Coordinates: 37°01′19″N118°00′28″W / 37.022030544°N 118.007764294°W / 37.022030544; -118.007764294 [1]
Geography
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Waucoba Mountain
Location in California
Location Inyo County, California, U.S.
Parent range Inyo Mountains
Topo map USGS Waucoba Mountain

Waucoba Mountain with an elevation of 11,128 feet (3,392 m) is the highest peak in the Inyo Mountains of eastern California. It is in the Inyo Mountains Wilderness and the Inyo National Forest. It has a clean prominence of 3,923 feet (1,196 m). [2]

Inyo Mountains mountain range in eastern California, United States

The Inyo Mountains are a short mountain range east of the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California in the United States. The range separates the Owens Valley to the west from Saline Valley to the east, extending for approximately 70 mi (130 km) SSE from the southern end of the White Mountains, from which they are separated by Westgard Pass, to east of Owens Lake.

Eastern California Place in California, United States

Eastern California is a region defined as either the strip to the east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada or as the easternmost counties of California in the United States.

Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest is a United States National Forest covering parts of the eastern Sierra Nevada of California and the White Mountains of California and Nevada. The forest hosts several superlatives, including Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States; Boundary Peak, highest point in Nevada; and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest that protects the oldest trees in the world. The forest, encompassing much of Owens Valley, was established by Theodore Roosevelt as a way of sectioning off land to accommodate the Los Angeles Aqueduct project in 1907, making the Inyo National Forest one of the least wooded forests in the United States' system.

"Waucoba" is a name derived from a Native American language meaning "pine trees". [5]

Waucoba Mountain Summit Waucoba Mountain Summit.jpg
Waucoba Mountain Summit

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References

  1. 1 2 "Waucoba". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  2. 1 2 "Waucoba Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  3. "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club.
  4. "Great Basin Peaks List". Toiyabe Chapter, Sierra Club . Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. Sullivan, Ron (December 7, 2002). "Roots of native names". SFGate. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
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