Sonora Pass

Sonora Pass (HM82C)

Location: Arnold, CA 95223 Alpine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.722', W 119° 38.24'

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Elevation 9,628

— Historical Landmark —

The idea of a wagon road through this pass connecting Tuolumne County with mining towns of Mono County was first called to attention by Andrew Fletcher in 1862. The original trail through Sonora Pass was opened for pack animals in September 1862. The trail passed over this divide, departed from the route of the present highway, one mile west, climbed northwesterly through St. Mary's pass. Elev. 10, 040 ft. Then down the canyon of the Clark Fork of the Stanislaus River.

Then in 1863 the route was resurveyed and relocated from Sonora Pass, down Deadman Creek and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River. The wagon road which established the general location of the present highway was completed through the pass in 1865.
HM NumberHM82C
Placed ByU.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 269467 N 4245577
Decimal Degrees38.32870000, -119.63733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.722', W 119° 38.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 43.32" N, 119° 38' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 Pacific Crest Trail, Arnold CA 95223, US
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