Mammoth Peak facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMammoth Peak
|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|
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:
- Cockscomb, a mountain
- Johnson Peak, a mountain
- Kuna Crest, a ridge, consisting of Kuna Crest South and Kuna Crest North
- Kuna Peak, a mountain
- Lembert Dome, a granite dome
- Mount Dana, a mountain
- Mount Lewis, a mountain
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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