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128. Merriam Peak

The interactive map below is initially centered on the target summit (Merriam Peak), but may be scrolled around by simply grabbing hold of the map image with the mouse and dragging. The controls at the top may also be used to pan around, adjust magnification, and select different map types. Clicking a peak marker displays a window containing information about the summit. Even more information about Merriam Peak appears in the Peak Details section just below the map.

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Red Marker Summit of Merriam Peak - click here to re-center map on this peak
Blue MarkerHighest saddle connecting Merriam Peak with a higher summit
Green Marker An official VRMC California Thirteener summit
Grey Marker A summit that narrowly fails the official VRMC California Thirteener passing criteria

Merriam Peak Details

Official summit elevation13,103' (3994m)
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT HILGARD, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit3992m
Map summit13,103'
DEM saddle3725m
Map saddle12,200'+
Official saddle depth882'
Saddle elevation source mapMOUNT HILGARD, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (40 foot contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceMOUNT HILGARD, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 2
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page330
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page318
Roper guidebook page139
SummitPost.org pageMERRIAM PEAK
Climber.Org trip reportsmerriam
SPS list classificationRegular
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)343660
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4130450
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.7651
Summit latitude (WGS84)37.3093
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)343360
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4130800
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.7686
Saddle latitude (WGS84)37.3124