Established to preserve Mono Lake's "tufa towers" - calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water.
Place Category: Big Peaks
Mount Muir is a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California, 0.95 miles (1.5 km) south of Mount Whitney. This 14,018-foot (4,273 m) peak is named in honor of Scottish-born John Muir, a famous geologist, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club. The southernmost section of the John Muir Trail contours along the west side of Mount Muir near its summit and ends on the summit of Mount Whitney.
Resource Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Muir