Mount Lyell (California)

Mount Lyell (California)

Mount Lyell is the highest point in Yosemite National Park, at 13,120 feet (4,000 m) above sea level. It is located at the southeast end of the Cathedral Range, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northwest of Rodgers Peak. It is named after Charles Lyell, a well-known 19th century geologist. The peak also has the largest glaciers in Yosemite, Lyell Glacier.

Mount Lyell divides the Tuolumne River watershed to the north, the Merced to the west, and the Rush Creek drainage in the Mono Lake Basin to the southeast.

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Mount Lyell (California) - Climbing
... The most common approach to MountLyell is from Tuolumne Meadows on a highly traveled section of the John Muir Trail ... following the Tuolumne River to the head of the LyellCanyon, and becomes moderate as it approaches Donahue Pass ... leaves the trail and heads south towards MountLyell ...

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