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Mount Ritter - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mt Ritter, California, USA

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About Mount Ritter

Mount Ritter is the highest mountain in Madera County, California, in the Western United States. It is made of strikingly dark rock and is quite prominent due to its height and isolation. A good and risky trekking destination and also this mountain offers you astonishing views of this area.

Attractions Near Mount Ritter

Banner Peak
Banner Peak0.87km from Mount Ritter

This is the most picturesque peak in the Sierra Nevada. It is the second highest peak in the Ritter Range. The mountain is 12,942 feet tall, and there are several glaciers on its slopes. It lies within the boundaries of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Banner Peak is most photogenic from the northeast: it seems to be floating on the vast 2-mile wide waters of Thousand Island Lake, while bulky Mount Ritter is hidden from view

Nydiver Lakes
Nydiver Lakes2.43km from Mount Ritter

This set of 3 small lakes, and some nearby tarns, lies above and just to the north of Ediza. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and aod .There is a small hike also to reach this lake.

Mount Davis
Mount Davis3.34km from Mount Ritter

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.

Minarets3.57km from Mount Ritter

Minarets is a former settlement in Madera County, California. It was located 5 miles southeast of North. The name Minarets was applied to a geologic feature in the county; see Minarets. The name was applied to a city planned as the county seat for the then newly established Madera County located 15 miles east of Madera.

Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake3.72km from Mount Ritter

Thousand Island Lake is a large alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada, within the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, California. It is the source of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, which flows southeast, and then west, into the San Joaquin Valley. The lake is a glacial tarn, formed in the bottom of a cirque when a glacier retreated.

Garnet Lake
Garnet Lake3.89km from Mount Ritter

A beautiful lake in Madera, which is surrounded by mountains and also there are so many things to do. It is a good fishing spot and also you can swim and there is also so any leisure activities possible.

Where is Mount Ritter

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Madera County
Madera County
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Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.