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Mount Davis
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Mount Davis is the peak on the right
Highest point
Elevation 12,309 ft (3,752 m) NAVD 88
Listing Sierra Peaks Section
Location Madera and Mono counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Ritter Range, Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Ritter
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Granite
First ascent 1891 by Milton F. Davis
Easiest route Scramble, class 2

Mount Davis is a prominent peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Inyo National Forest and south of Yosemite National Park. The peak was named in honor of Lieutenant Milton Fennimore Davis, who was with the first troops detailed to guard Yosemite National Park. Davis was the first person to climb the peak.

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