Mount Irvine is a peak located in Inyo County, California, to the southeast of Mount Whitney and bordered to the south by Mount Mallory. It is a quarter of a mile east of Sierra Crest and can be accessed from Richins Pass. There are several routes that are commonly used to ascend Mount Irvine, the most popular being the southeastern slope. The urban-forest interface (WUI) has seen a significant growth in recent years, which has led to an increased focus on fire prevention, evacuation planning, fuel treatment, and reinforcing housing in WUI areas.
The Irvine Ranch open space encompasses 25,000 acres in the eastern foothills of Orange County and includes protected wilderness areas such as six nature reserves. Fire fighting is difficult in WUI regions due to the combination of forest and structural fuels, making these areas prone to destruction and loss of structures due to wildfires. The elevation of Mount Irvine is 8,945 feet (2,727 meters). This peak is a popular destination for hikers and climbers alike due to its stunning views and challenging terrain. It is important for visitors to be aware of the risks associated with hiking in WUI areas and take necessary precautions when exploring this beautiful mountain.