El Capitan (aka Blatz Peak)



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Pillars, Ranges, and Ridges
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
43.9410156°, -114.9339651°
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9862 ft. (3006 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. El Capitan is covered by the Snowyside Peak, ID US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

McDonald Peak 1.4 mi
Parks Peak 1.8 mi
Snowyside Peak 1.9 mi
Glens Peak 3.9 mi
Payette Peak 4.4 mi

Nearby Cities

Ely, NV 324 mi
Baker, NV 343 mi
Kingston, NV 345 mi
Preston, NV 347 mi
Lund, NV 351 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Alice Lake Water 0.5 mi
Twin Lakes Water 1.1 mi
Bowknot Lake Water 2.2 mi
Toxaway Lake Water 2.3 mi
Farley Lake Water 2.6 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is STAN which is approximately 19 miles away and has an elevation of 6,271 feet (3,591 feet lower than El Capitan). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.66" 27.0° -1.7°
February 1.54" 33.9° -0.6°
March 1.19" 42.3° 8.5°
April 1.07" 49.7° 19.2°
May 1.24" 59.0° 28.4°
June 1.20" 68.1° 34.2°
July .73" 77.8° 36.6°
August .76" 77.6° 34.6°
September .88" 68.4° 27.7°
October 1.14" 56.3° 21.8°
November 1.55" 37.8° 12.6°
December 2.03" 26.0° -1.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 91% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 95% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 85% of other locations on record.