Mount Tom is a large and prominent peak near Bishop in Inyo County of eastern California. It is in the Sierra Nevada and east of the Sierra Crest. Along with its neighbor to the south, Basin Mountain, it dominates the western skyline from the upper Owens Valley.
The mountain is named for Thomas Clark, a resident of the Pioneer town of Owensville, who is credited with being the first to ascend the peak in the 1860s. Mount Tom and Mount Morgan were part of the Pine Creek mining operation which was important producer of tungsten for much of the 20th century although the Scheelite ore deposits are now largely depleted and mines have closed.
Elevation : 13,658 ft (4,163 m)