from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A mountain, 4,005 m (13,140 ft) high, of southwest Nevada near the California border. It is the highest elevation in the state.
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Neighboring Montgomery named for the 19th century mine on its northwest slopes, stands at 13,441 feet and is an additional 2 hour round-trip scramble west of Boundary Peak.
Further in the background is Mono Lake, before the terrain rises up again toward Boundary Peak and Thousand Lakes Mountain, a ridge dividing California from Nevada.