Minaret Lake

Minaret Lake
Minaret Lake
with The Minarets behind
Location Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, Madera County, California, USA
Coordinates 37°39′35″N 119°09′29″W / 37.65972°N 119.15806°W / 37.65972; -119.15806Coordinates: 37°39′35″N 119°09′29″W / 37.65972°N 119.15806°W / 37.65972; -119.15806
Primary outflows Minaret Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 9,800 feet (3,000 m)[1]
References [1]

Minaret Lake is a lake in the Ritter Range, a subrange of the Sierra Nevada, in California. It is located in extreme northeastern Madera County, within the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest.

Minaret Lake is notable for being on the Sierra High Route.[2]

It is near the fatal 2007 airplane crash site of Steve Fossett.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minaret Lake
  2. ^ Roper, Steve (1997). Sierra High Route: Traversing Timberline Country. Seattle: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-506-9. 
  3. ^ Fagan, Kevin (October 3, 2008). "Plane wreckage Fossett's - bone fragment found". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/02/MNEU13A99B.DTL. 

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