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El Capitan GNIS Pin
  • El Capitan GNIS Pin
  • El Capitan GNIS Pin
  • El Capitan GNIS Pin
  • 1 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Military clutch back
  • Mounted on story card
Place Name: El Capitan
Elevation: 7,569 ft.
Coordinates: N37° 44' 03'' W119° 38' 12''
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No Station Found; Original Artwork
Five hundred million years of geologic history brought Yosemite Valley into being--from a region lying beneath an ancient sea to a valley characterized by sheer walls and flat floor. Weather and erosion continue to shape the valley.
One of Yosemite's most well known features is El Capitan. Its sheer granite wall is the destination of countless experienced rock climbers.
What's in a name? Plenty! This medallion displays data from the official United States data source on domestic geographic names, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The database is useful to earth science professionals, map enthusiasts, genealogists, and many other interest groups. For on-line information, search "Geographic Names Information System."