THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA IS BOUNDARY PEAK WITH ITS HEIGHT OF 4,007 m (13,147 ft). IT IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, IN THE GREAT BASIN REGION OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES.
It is part of a twin peak with Montgomery Peak, which is 90 m (294 ft) higher but is situated in California. Boundary Peak was likely named by surveyors who were working in this area in the mid. 1800s. The reason behind such a name lies in the close proximity to the boundary between the two states, Nevada and California, that runs down the saddle between the two peaks.
The most popular way to climb the peak is Trail Canyon, which is a strenuous walk up with some scrambling near the summit. For current climbing information and weather conditions, it is recommended to contact the U.S. Forest Service (Inyo National Forest). If you plan on camping, a campfire permit is required.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN NEVADA:
- Boundary Peak - 4,007 m (13,147 ft), in the White Mountains, Nevada, United States.
- Wheeler Peak – 3,982 m (13,065 ft), in the Snake Range, White Pine County, Nevada, United States.
- Mount Moriah – 3,680 m (12,072 ft), in the in the northern Snake Range, of eastern White Pine County, Nevada, United States.
- Mount Jefferson – 3,641 m (11,946 ft), in the Toquima Range, in Nye County, Nevada, United States.
- Charleston Peak – 3,632 m (11,916 ft), in the Spring Mountains, Clark County, Nevada, United States.
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