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Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain shot form the North (Highway 203).jpeg
Bloody Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA, US. Shot from the North (Highway 203)
Highest point
Elevation 12,558 ft (3,828 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,234 ft (376 m)
Location Mono County, California, U.S
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Bloody Mountain
First ascent July 3, 1928 by Norman Clyde

Bloody Mountain is located in the Sierra Nevada 1 mile South East of Mammoth Lakes (Mono County) in eastern California in the southwestern United States.


The origin of the name Bloody Mountain is unclear. Some hold it was named for the color of the rocks of the mountain, while others believe it was named for a bloody skirmish between the sheriff and escaped convicts in 1871.

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