Palen Mountains High Point, California

Prominence: 2339 ft, 713 m

Elevation: 3848 feet, 1173 meters

True Isolation: 8.94 mi, 14.38 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 3850 ft / 1174 m
Local or Alternate Name(s)Benchmark: Red Top Benchmark
Peak TypeUnnamed High Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)33° 50' 3'' N, 115° 2' 20'' W
33.834165, -115.038782 (Dec Deg)
681479 E 3745499 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionRiverside

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Lists that contain Palen Mountains High Point:
     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #112)
     Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section (Rank #85)
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #641)
     Desert Summits Book-Peak List (Rank #296)
     California Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #112)

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 137
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 126)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1991-03-23 by Richard Carey
     2008-11-17 by Bob Burd
     2010-03-25 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2011-01-31 by Dan Baxter
     2011-12-09 by Kathy Wing
     2012-02-25 by Greg Gerlach
     2012-03-22 by Don Raether
     2013-11-03 by Matthew Hengst
     2014-03-02 by Kay Komuro (GPS Track)
     2014-03-02 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2015-01-02 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2015-12-06 by Greg Gerlach
     2016-12-21 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2017-02-05 by Mat Kelliher (GPS Track)
     2017-02-05 by Mat's SC leads
     2017-02-05 by Josef Nuernberger
     2017-02-05 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2017-03-11 by Adam Walker
     2018-03-03 by Craig Barlow
     2018-03-03 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2018-03-03 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2018-03-03 by Adam Walker
     2019-01-01 by Andrew Kirmse
     2019-01-01 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2019-04-06 by Sandy Lara (Unsuccessful)
     2019-12-27 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2020-11-07 by TJ Kodras (GPS Track)
     2020-12-07 by Sandy Lara
     2021-01-09 by Kurt T
     2021-01-31 by Richard Hensley (GPS Track)
     2021-02-20 by Neal Robbins

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Palen Mountain from the south (1993-02-13). Photo by John Vitz.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2339 ft/713 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2371 ft/723 m
  Key Col: 1509 ft/460 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 8.94 mi/14.38 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 33.9617, -115.0667
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Granite Mountain  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Great Basin Ranges
Range4: Mojave Desert Ranges
Range5: Southeast Mojave Ranges
Drainage BasinsDale Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipWilderness/Special Area: Palen/McCoy Wilderness Area
Topo MapPalen Mountains O33115g1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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