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Mount Thoreau, California


Prominence: 611 ft, 186 m

Elevation: 12,691 feet, 3868 meters


True Isolation: 0.9 mi, 1.46 km
Alternate Name(s)Mount George Davis
Peak TypeUnofficially Named Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 13' 30'' N, 118° 39' 47'' W
37.224921, -118.663097 (Dec Deg)
352456 E 4121120 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/Second Level RegionInyo
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 19
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 18)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2016-08-28 by Joseph Del Grosso
     2017-08-05 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2017-08-10 by David Sklansky (GPS Track)
     2018-06-21 by Christopher Wessels
     2018-08-07 by Bob Burd
     2018-08-07 by Sean Reedy
     2018-08-07 by AJ Kaufmann
     2018-08-07 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)

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The unnamed peak between the Piute Pass Trail and Wonder Lakes was dedicated to George R. Davis, a USGS topographer who explored, climbed and named many landmarks in the High Sierra at beginning of the 20th century.

In 2014, the informal name was changed to "Mount Thoreau" by wilderness enthusiasts along with devotees of Henry David Thoreau to honor the great 19th century American author and his legacy.

The USGS Board on Geographic Names has not accepted either of these proposals.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 611 ft/186 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 651 ft/198 m
  Key Col: 12,080 ft/3682 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.9 mi/1.46 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.22, -118.6783
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Emerson  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Central Sierra Nevada
Range5: Evolution Region
Range6: Evolution Crest
Drainage BasinsOwens Valley
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Inyo National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: John Muir Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Darwin O37118b6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map



Other Photos

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Southeast aspect of 'Mt. Thoreau' Peak (2016-08-28). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Mount Thoreau from the Wonder Lakes (2017-08-11). Photo by David Sklansky.
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