Asbestos Mountain P1K HPS
Cone Peak HPS
Palm View Peak P1K HPS
Little Desert
Pyramid Peak HPS
Pine Mountain HPS
Lion Peak HPS
Ken Point HPS
Butterfly Peak HPS

Sat, Apr 18, 2009

With: Tom Becht

Etymology
Asbestos Mountain
Cone Peak
Palm View Peak
Pyramid Peak
Pine Mountain
Lion Peak
Ken Point
Butterfly Peak
Story Photos / Slideshow Maps: 1 2 3 Profiles: 1 2

Asbestos Mountain (5,265 ft.)

"Named for the large asbestos deposits in the San Jacinto Mountains that were first mined as early as 1888 by the John D. Hoff Co. The unusual effects of nearby 'Asbastos [sic] Camp Spring' were noted in the San Jacinto Searchlight (1894): 'Its use generally blanches the face of the workmen to a ghastly pallor, and produces peculiar effects in other ways to the human frame'.

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List."

- HPS Summit Signatures


More of Bob's Trip Reports

For more information see these SummitPost pages: Asbestos Mountain - Cone Peak - Palm View Peak - Pyramid Peak - Pine Mountain - Lion Peak - Ken Point - Butterfly Peak

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