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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby John Dittli » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 pm

Hey Maverick, how's it going?

There are actually many peaks (passes and other features) that have both commonly used, as well as less commonly used names, that have never been approved by, or even submitted to, the BNG (U.S. Board on Geographic Names). These would include: as you mentioned Morgenson, as well as Mt Carl Heller, Bartholomew, Sharsmith, Tom Ross and most recently, Brower, to name but a few.

Many other names come about when guidebook writers create names with some disregard to local, historical nomenclature.
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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby SSSdave » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:26 pm

An accomplished champion and truly inspiring mountain spirit. A fitting prominent peak atop the headwater divide of the Tuolumne and San Joaquin Rivers for her honor. Rest in Peace Andrea, we love you!

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Re: "new" Sierra Pk- Mt Andrea Lawrence

Postby oldranger » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:46 pm


Concerning the process of naming Centenial, Check out this link:

The article is by Bill Tweed. In my experience Bill was able to help me solve a few "historical puzzles."
Most notable was a gigantic cairn I came across on the divide between Crowley and Box Canyons in the Sugarloaf Creek Drainage. I showed him the location on a map, he thought for a few seconds then said that it was the NE corner marker for the original Sequoia National Park boundary. We pulled out an old historic map and he had it nailed.


Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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