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Mammoth Peak
Mammoth Peak (19212878480).jpg
Highest point
Elevation 12,112 ft (3,692 m) NAVD 88
Location Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Parent range Cathedral Range, Sierra Nevada
Age of rock Late Cretaceous
Mountain type Granite

Mammoth Peak is a mountain, in the area of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California. The summit is an easy hike.

On Mammoth Peak's particulars

Mammoth Peak is in Yosemite National Park, at the northern end of the Kuna Crest , quite close to California State Route 120. From the road, its summit appears rounded, rocky. Mammoth Peak is not close to as popular as other local higher peaks, though the summit gives great views and, easy access.

The proximity of Mammoth Peak

All of the following are at least close to Mammoth Peak:

Geology of the Mammoth Peak area

Mammoth Peak is of a sheeted intrusive complex, formed in the interior of a 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) deep magma chamber, made of Half Dome granodiorite of the Tuolumne batholith. Tuolumne batholith (also, the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite) dates to Late Cretaceous (~95 to ~85) Ma.

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