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Mount Ina Coolbrith
Summit Peak
Highest point
Elevation 8,064 ft (2,458 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,118 ft (341 m)
Geography
Location Sierra County, California, U.S.
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Ina Coolbrith as a young girl

Mount Ina Coolbrith (formerly Summit Peak) is a mountain of the Sierra Nevada, near the Nevada border in Sierra County, Northern California .

Name

The mountain is visible from Beckwourth Pass through which Ina Coolbrith traveled, at the age of 11, with a party led by James Beckwourth. She would later claim to have been the first white child brought into California. The mountain was officially renamed in 1932 by the United States Geographic Board with the support of the California State Legislature and the Western Pacific Railroad.

Geography

The summit is 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west of Highway 395 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Most of the mountain, including its summit, is in Sierra County, California. However, the lower northern flanks extend into Plumas County and Lassen County.

The eastern portal of the Chilcoot Tunnel, near Beckworth pass, is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to the north northeast.

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