Kings Canyon National Park, California During the Ice Age

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

In this view, we see Kings Canyon National Park, California as it might have appeared when the High Sierra were covered by ice.

The junction of the canyons at the bottom of the picture is located at 36o 51' 58" N, 118o 30' 57" W. The highest peaks in the area are about 12,500 feet. The high peak to the right of the canyon just below the center of the picture is 12,950 foot Arrow Peak, located at 36o 55' 42" N, 118o 29' 27" W.. The range in the distance is the White Mountains, rising to 14,000 feet. Between the White Mountains and the Sierra Nevada is the Owens Valley, here covered by clouds.

Original Scene

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Created 05 February 2008, Last Update 15 January 2020