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Wilderness

Interesting Facts & Highlights

Yosemite

Named after the pioneer of American Geology, William Maclure, before the 1868 Whitney survey. His claim to fame was the production in 1809 of the first geological map of the United States. What is little known is that this peak was first given the name 'Mount Hutchinson' for a British geologist, but Whitney later decided that there needed to be an American balance to the naming of Mt Lyell. For many years the name was misspelled as McClure that was corrected by a BGN decision in 1932 that did not appear until the present USGS map.

Elevation & GPS

12880'
37.74361°N-119.28055°W

Activity

2009 Mz first view

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View from above Voglesang Lake 2010

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Summit 2009

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