The first thing I noticed about this mountain range is that it is mostly in California and not Nevada.
Two maps to show what I mean.
The first map is by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) US map of the states. I put the blue X on the state of California.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are rugged. The Donner Party got stranded in them when the snows blocked the trail and they couldn’t go anywhere. They ran out of food. This is a famous pioneer party because of false claims that some of the party ate the others. That is for another post.
I will use WC for Wikipedia Commons.
The highest peak in the range is Mount Whitney by, Stoutsenberger from San Gabriel California, USA, WC.
Kings Canyon National Park is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is looked after by the National Park Service.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are the longest mountain range in the US. They are around 400 miles long. The are about 70 miles wide east to west.
This is a NASA Earth Observatory image of the area.
This is Angora Lake in California in the Northern Sierra Mountains by, Bob Gries, WC.
This picture of the mountains is by, Terabass, WC.
This is Muir Pass by, wetwebwork from London, UK, WC.