King Lear Peak
King Lear Peak (8923 feet) is located in the Jackson Range on the east side of the east arm of the Black Rock Desert.
King Lear appears in the 1893 Disaster 1:250,000 map.
King Lear appears in the 1937 Humboldt County Map.<ref>Humboldt County Map, 1937.</ref>
In 1959, an article about Nevada place names states that who ever named the anguished looking peak did so after Shakespeare.<ref>James Hulse, "Scholar Unravels Mystery of State Place Names," Nevada State Journal, September 13, 1959, p. 24. The article mentions Helen Carlson, who wrote the book "Nevada Place Names."</ref>
- T38N R31E
- Topo map
- Description of routes (summitpost.org)
- Description of routes (peakbagger.org)
- Nevada Panorama Atlas
- Nevada Panorama Atlas, Jackson Mountains
Photos and Blogs
- Basil Woon, "Search Still Continuing for the Lost Lode Jim Hardin Found in the Black Rock Desert," Nevada State Journal, September 2, 1956, p. 6. Very low resolution photograph.
- Terry Richard, "Nevada's King Lear Peak Offers the ultimate in Solitude," The Oregonian, p. D08, July 28, 1989. Blog version
- The South Jackson Mountains Wilderness (nevadawilderness.org)
- The South Jackson Mountains (sangres.com)
- Attempt to Ski King Lear (Grant Kaye)
- Rock on King Lear Peak (Uncle Kick-Kick)
- King Lear Snag (Chris Hood)