(13,063 ft.)

(13,020 ft.)

Named by BGN in 1911

Also Ridge

"Probably named for Lt. George Montague Wheeler (1842-1905), engineer and surveyor, head of the army's United States Geolographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian -- the Wheeler Survey -- from its inception in 1872 until the creation of the US Geological Survey in 1879.

The name was approved as 'Wheeler Ridge' by the BGN in 1911, but appeared as 'Wheeler Crest' on all editions of the Mt. Goddard 30' map and on the Mt. Tom 15' quad. It was not until publication of the 7 1/2-minute quad in 1982 that the name finally became 'Wheeler Ridge' (INF)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

A small register was placed on the highpoint along the ridge in 1979. In it, it is mentioned that a cairn and note dating from the 40's had been found (maybe now at Bancroft Library?), in which the point was referred to as "Wheeler Peak".

(11,744 ft.)

(11,663 ft.)

(9,022 ft.)

(8,990 ft.)

Named by W.W. Forsyth in 1910

"Probably named about 1910 for an army officer. Col W. W. Forsyth, acting superintendent of the park, 1909-12, named a number of features in the northern part of the park for army officers. The names all appear on the third Dardanelles 30' map, 1912. There are two Wheelers who might fit the bill: Charles Brewster Wheeler, a West Point classmate of Lt. N. F. McClure; and Homer Webster Wheeler, a cavalry officer from 1875 to the early 1900s. The peak is on the park's northwest boundary."
- Peter Browning, Yosemite Place Names

(7,420 ft.)

(6,512 ft.)

(4,973 ft.)

(3,569 ft.)

(3,008 ft.)

(2,316 ft.)

(2,141 ft.)

(1,670 ft.)

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