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Mount Davis - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mt Davis, California, USA

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About Mount Davis

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.


Attractions Near Mount Davis

Banner Peak
Banner Peak2.94km from Mount Davis

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

Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake3.25km from Mount Davis

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.

Mount Ritter
Mount Ritter3.34km from Mount Davis

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.

Rodgers Peak
Rodgers Peak3.5km from Mount Davis

Rodgers Peak is a mountain in the Sierra Nevada in United States. The peak features commanding views over the drainage of the North Fork of the San Joaquin to nearby Davis, Banner, and Ritter, as well as towards its Yosemite neighbours Lyell and Maclure.Mount Davis, Banner Peak, and Mount Ritter are visible from the summit, as well as the Yosemite peaks Mount Maclure and Mount Lyell. Electra Peak is quite close, and Foerster Peak is also near.

Nydiver Lakes
Nydiver Lakes4.8km from Mount Davis

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.

Garnet Lake
Garnet Lake5.15km from Mount Davis

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 Davis

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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.

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