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Mount Mills
Mount Abbot and Mills.jpg
Mount Mills is the peak on the right, seen from south end of Little Lakes Valley
Highest point
Elevation 13,457 ft (4,102 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 451 ft (137 m)
Listing
  • Sierra Peaks Section
  • Western States Climbers Emblem peak
Geography
Location John Muir Wilderness,
Fresno / Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Abbot
Climbing
First ascent August 1921 by Norman Clyde
Easiest route Exposed scramble, class 3

Mount Mills is a Thirteener and California 4000 meter peak, on the Sierra Crest, north of Mount Abbot and south of Mono Pass in the Sierra Nevada.

The mountain is located within the John Muir Wilderness area. The 13,457 feet (4,102 m) summit marks the boundary between northwestern Inyo County and eastern Fresno County.

The Mono Recesses are to the west of Mount Mills.

History

The mountain is named in honor of Darius Ogden Mills, a banker who founded the city of Millbrae, California and the Carson and Colorado Railroad. The name appeared on the first edition of the Mt Goddard topographic map in 1912.

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