Great Basin Ranges

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October 4 2023

Great Basin Ranges

The Great Basin Ranges mountain range is a vast and rugged landscape covering over 200,000 square miles across the western United States. Historically, the region was home to several indigenous groups, including the Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute tribes. Notable peaks within the range include Wheeler Peak, Mount Charleston, and Mount Rose. The highest peak in the range is Boundary Peak, which stands at 13,147 feet. The region's hydrology is unique in that it is characterized by endorheic basins that do not drain to the ocean. The most significant river in the range is the Truckee River, which flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Interesting facts about the Great Basin Ranges include the presence of ancient bristlecone pine trees, some of which are over 5,000 years old, and the discovery of fossils from extinct species such as mammoths and camels.

Peak Elevation
Mount Charleston 11918
Pilot Peak 7088
Boundary Peak 13143
Wheeler Peak 13161
White Mountain Peak 14246
Telescope Peak 11049
Drake Peak 8407
Steens Mountain 9733
Walker Mountain 7080
Crane Mountain 3254
Yainax Butte 7211
Hart Mountain 7724
Cougar Peak 7894
Beatys Butte 7918
Gearhart Mountain 8364
Warner Peak 8017
Ibapah 12101

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