El Capitan (Idaho)

El Capitan (9,901 feet (3,018 m)) is a mountain in the western United States, in the Sawtooth Range of central Idaho. Located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Blaine County, it is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) south-southeast of Peak 10,052, its line parent.

El Capitan
El Capitan and Alice Lake
Highest point
Elevation9,901 ft (3,018 m)
Prominence437 ft (133 m)[1]
Parent peakPeak 10,052
Coordinates43°56′28″N 114°56′02″W[2]
El Capitan
Parent rangeSawtooth Range
Topo mapUSGS Snowyside Peak
Easiest routeScrambling, class 3

El Capitan is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) east of Snowyside Peak and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) west of McDonald Peak. It rises above the eastern end of Alice Lake, with a surface elevation of 8,600 feet (2,620 m),[3][4][5] accessed by the moderate trail from Pettit Lake (7,000 feet (2,100 m)).


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  2. "El Capitan". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  3. Sawtooth National Forest (Map) (1998 ed.). Sawtooth National Forest, U.S. Forest Service.
  4. "El Capitan". SummitPost.org. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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