Interesting Facts & Highlights


The namesake of Professor James Dwight Dana who was honored by the Whitney Survey in 1863. He was considered the foremost geologist of his time and produced the first comprehensive summary of North American geology. The first recorded ascent was made by Brewer and Hoffman on June 28th and Whitney and Brewer on June 29th. It is the second highest peak in Yosemite, after Mount Lyell, and contains a receding glacier. Formed in Mesozoic era, it is composed of prebatholic rock, a reddish metamorphic rock produce by surfacing magna.

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2007 Mz first image

Mt Dana 2013 from Tioga Peak

Mt Dana from Tioga Peak 2013

Mt Dana 2010 from 11600'

Mt Dana Summit from 11600 ft 2010

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