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Sierra Nevada Range
Parent Area: Pacific Cordillera Range
 

Area: 89482 sq km.Location: This is the largest mountain range in California. It runs north-south along the eastern edge of California, on the Nevada border. It lies between the large Central Valley depression to the west and Nevada on the east. It runs more than 400 kilometres north from the Mohave Desert, ending in the Cascades. Terrain: The Sierra Nevada varies in width from about 120 km miles wide at Lake Tahoe to about 80 km wide in the south. It is a common destination of the huge number of people that live in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is also the source of much of the limited water and hydro power in the area.

  History: The Sierra Nevada was the focus of the famous California gold rush.

Top Trips
Mount Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route Brad Braun
Skiing Through the Range of Light Sandra McGuinness
Mount Whitney in a Day Klaus Haring
A Day-Jaunt Up White Mountain Peak Ed Farrell
Climbing Mount Langley Klaus Haring
Vancouver to California Road/Hiking Trip Robin Tivy
Road Trip to California 1997 Klaus Haring
Climbing Mount Gould in California Klaus Haring
California Road Trip, the long Way to Mount Shasta Klaus Haring
Ski up Castle Peak (Donner Summit) Robin Tivy
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Top Photos
Mount Whitney and Whitney Portal Ed Farrell
White Mountain Peak from the South Ed Farrell
North Palisade and Neighbouring Peaks Ed Farrell
Mount Langley Reflection Klaus Haring
Telescope Peak Ed Farrell
Waucoba Mountain Ed Farrell
Whitney Crest, Sierra Nevada Ed Farrell
Mount Ritter and Banner Peak Ed Farrell
Distant View of Mount Kaweah Klaus Haring
Montgomery Peak Klaus Haring
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