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Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Patterson (11,673 ft/3558 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada (87%), California (13%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,804 sq mi / 4,673 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent72 mi / 115 km North-South
47 mi / 75 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 47' N; 119° 23' W
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Map of Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.
West Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Pine Nut-Sweetwater RangesLevel 5
                 Pine Nut MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Buckskin RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Singatse RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Wellington HillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Desert Creek MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sweetwater MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Pine Grove HillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cambridge HillsLevel 6 (Child)
         Wassuk RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mono-Benton-Excelsior AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte CristoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         White MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Esmeralda County RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Inyo MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Coso-Argus RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Panamint RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Amaragosa RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Patterson11,6733558 
2.Wheeler Peak11,6633555 
3.South Sister11,360+3463+ 
4.Middle Sister10,8543308 
5.Peak 1045210,4523186 
6.East Sister10,4043171 
7.Bald Mountain95442909 
8.Mount Siegel94512881 
9.Galena Peak9400+2865+ 
10.Mount Jackson93812859 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Artesia Benchmark69152108Buckskin Range
2.Mount Wilson67782066Singatse Range



Photos of Peaks in the Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges

Mount Patterson
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Mount Patterson Summit (2014-07-08). Photo by Gretchen Nelson.
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South Sister
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South Sister as seen from Middle Sister East Ridge (2012-09-11). Photo by David Porter.
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