Live View of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains from the Inyo Mountains
California


Mount Williamson, (center photo highest peak) an elevation of 14,379 feet (4,383 m), is the second-highest mountain in both the Sierra Nevada range and the state of California, and the sixth-highest peak in the contiguous United States.
(View is off at night.)

Check out this excellent lecture: Sierra Nevada and White-Inyo’s Separating after 100 Million Years Together, Cite Irreconcilable Tectonics – Dr. Allen Glazner, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Allen’s research focuses on magmatism and plate tectonics of western North America, with special emphasis on the Sierra Nevada Range and Yosemite National Park. He has coauthored three Geology Underfoot books on California regions: southern California, Death Valley-Owens Valley, and Yosemite National Park. This talk was originally given on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.