Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Preserving Special Places
It is a remarkable example of basaltic columns, the finest, I believe, in America
Professor Joseph LeConte, 1909.
(Inscription relating to the main photograph)
James M. Hutchings took this photo of Devils Postpile in 1875 when he led an expedition from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney. Appreciation of this geological wonder led to its inclusion in Yosemite National Park in 1890.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 37.464′ N, 119° 5.064′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from Minaret Road (California Route 203). Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dave McCoy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mammoth City (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine (approx. 5.7 miles away); Historic Knight Wheel (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 6½ miles away); The Tavern (approx. 6.7 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 6.7 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 304 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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