Clark Range (California) facts for kids
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Clark Range from the north, November 2005
|Elevation||11,726 ft (3,574 m)|
|Range coordinates||37°40.5′N 119°24′W / 37.6750°N 119.400°W|
|Parent range||Sierra Nevada|
|Type of rock||Metamorphic and Igneous|
The Clark Range is a subrange of California's Sierra Nevada in Yosemite National Park.
The range extends in a north-south direction from Quartzite Peak (37°43.0′N 119°25.5′W / 37.7167°N 119.4250°W) to Triple Divide Peak (37°38.0′N 119°22.2′W / 37.6333°N 119.3700°W) and separates the drainage basins of the Illilouette Creek from the uppermost portions of the Merced River. The range is named after Mount Clark, which was named after Galen Clark.
The highest peak in the range is Merced Peak at 11,726 feet (3,574 m).
Metamorphic rock composes most of the Clark Range, with the granite of Mount Clark's summit being the main exception.
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