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Mount Baxter
Acrodectes Baxter.jpg
Mount Baxter is on the right, viewed from the north
Highest point
Elevation 13,141 ft (4,005 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 603 ft (184 m)
Parent peak Acrodectes Peak
Listing Sierra Peaks Section
Geography
Location Fresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Kearsarge Peak
Geology
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Granitic
Climbing
First ascent 1905 by George Davis
Easiest route Scramble, class 2

Mount Baxter is a peak along the crest of the Sierra Nevada in California. Mount Baxter is on the boundary between Kings Canyon National Park and the John Muir Wilderness just north of Baxter Pass and to the northeast of the Rae Lakes, a popular backpacking destination along the John Muir Trail.

Mount Baxter is named for John Baxter, who was a rancher in the Owens Valley.

The mountain provides habitat for the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and was closed to entry in the recent past.

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