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Have you ever hiked to the top of one of our beautiful mountains and wondered what mountain peak that was off in the distance or what city that was down below? Are you planning a trip and you'd like to know what topographic map you'll need to bring along or what things you might see along the way? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more by visiting the webpages listed below.
The information listed here assumes that you have a basic knowledge of wilderness navigation and skill in using a map and compass. Both of these subjects are covered in depth in the Wilderness Travel Course. The coordinate information used for these calculations is based on the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database for California (dated 14-Jan-2003). In some cases the Sierra Club Peak Sections might recognize a slightly different location for one of their summits. In those cases please refer to the Angeles Chapter Peak Section website for the exact peak location.
Please note that students are required to obtain a compass for the navigational aspects of the class. In order to make a compass purchase easier on you, students in WTC may purchase a Suunto MC-2 compass at a reduced cost of $35 during the on-line application process. The compass can also be purchased at the time of the class if there are any still available. Click here to find out more about the Suunto MC-2 compass.
Sierra Nevada Mountain Peaks
Southern California Mountain Peaks (above 5000')
Southern California Mountain Peaks (below 5000')
San Diego Peaks
Topographic Map Information