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8/19/2008

Sierra Nevada Mountain Range


With most of its territory located in California, the Sierra Nevada mountain range is a home of three national parks Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, two National Monuments, and twenty wilderness areas. Going from north to south, it is around 400 hundred miles long and about 70 miles across from east to west. The peaks range from 11,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level. The highest among them is Mount Whitney, with an elevation reaching about 14,500 feet. It is also the highest peak in the lower 48. Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and second deepest in the United States, was formed about two million years ago and become a significant attraction in the area. Also, the giant sequoia tree, which is the largest tree in the world by volume called General Sherman, found its home there.



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