Mount Agassiz stands at 13,893 feet above sea level, along the Sierra Crest. Swiss-born Louis Agassiz was a man of many sciences, trained as a geologist and biologist, but perhaps his most well-known work was his founding of the science of glaciology. Many glacial and mountain features in North America bear his name. This Sierran version is the northern terminus of the Palisade region, arguably the most scenic region of the entire Sierra Nevada. The glaciers found in the Palisades are among the largest left in the Sierra. Dazzling chains of variously blue colored lakes can be found in the drainages east of the Sierra Crest in the Palisades, as well as heavily forested valleys due to the abundance of water in comparison to other regions in the SIerra.