The Sierra Nevada (/ s i ˌ ɛr ə n ɪ ˈ v æ d ə,-ˈ v ɑː d ə /, Spanish: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snowy range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
Mount Rainier is ranked third of the 128 ultra-prominent mountain peaks of the United States. Mount Rainier has a topographic prominence of 13,210 ft (4,026 m), which is greater than that of K2, the world's second-tallest mountain, at 13,189 ft (4,020 m).
Grandfather Mountain is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina.At 5,946 feet (1,812 m), it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains.
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