Sierra Nevada blizzard

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra …
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, an almost continuous chain of mountain ranges that forms the western "backbone" of the Americas.
  • Elevation: 14,505 ft (4,421 m)
  • Peak: Mount Whitney
  • Length: 400 mi (640 km) north-south from Fredonyer Pass to Tehachapi Pass
  • Width: 80 mi (130 km)
  • Area: 24,370 sq mi (63,100 km²)
  • Etymology: 1777: Spanish for "snowy mountain range"
Data from: en.wikipedia.org