Leavitt Peak


Leavitt Peak

Leavitt Peak, altitude convert|11570|ft|m|lk=on, is located in the Emigrant Wilderness near Sonora Pass in the eastern Sierra Nevada range of California. Leavitt Peak is located on the Tuolumne County - Mono County line. The peak offers views south to Yosemite National Park and north towards South Lake Tahoe.

Leavitt Peak is named for Hiram L. Leavitt, a native of New Hampshire, who built a hotel and home in 1863 at the foot of the east end of Sonora Pass to serve the growing number of travelers between Sonora and Aurora, California, primarily miners headed to the gold mines at nearby Bodie. Leavitt also erected a stagecoach station at what is called Leavitt Station. Leavitt was an early judge in Mono County. Leavitt Peak is a popular hiking destination. Leavitt Lake and Leavitt Meadow are nearby along the West Walker River.

External links

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* [http://www.thebridgeportinn.com/history.htm The Leavitt House, Bridgeport Inn, Bridgeport, CA]


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