Matterhorn Peak is located in the Sierra Nevada, in the western U.S. state of California, at the northern boundary of Yosemite National Park. At 12,285 feet (3,744 m) elevation, it is the tallest peak in the craggy Alps-like Sawtooth Ridge and the northernmost 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peak in the Sierra Nevada. The peak also supports the Sierra's northernmost glacier system. It was named after the Matterhorn in the Alps. Matterhorn Peak is quite near to Twin Peaks, and just north, of Whorl Mountain.
Looking west from Horse Creek
|Elevation||12,285 ft (3,744 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,559 ft (475 m) |
|Parent peak||Twin Peaks|
|Listing||SPS Emblem peak|
|Location||Mono / Tuolumne counties, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Sierra Nevada|
|Topo map||USGS Matterhorn Peak|
|First ascent||1899 by M. R. Dempster and party|
|Easiest route||Scramble, class 2|
The peak can be ascended without climbing gear.
In popular cultureEdit
- "Matterhorn Peak". ListsOfJohn.com. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
- "Matterhorn Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
- "Matterhorn Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
- Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 48, 327. ISBN 9780871561473.
- Kerouac, Jack (2006). The Dharma bums. New York: Penguin Books. p. 64. ISBN 0-14-303960-1.
- "Matterhorn Peak". SummitPost.org.
- In the Footsteps of Jack Kerouac on Matterhorn Peak
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