Vogelsang Peak P750 SPS / WSC
Fletcher Peak

Sat, Jun 21, 2003

With: Matthew Holliman
Michael Golden

Etymology
Vogelsang Peak
Fletcher Peak
Story Photos / Slideshow Map Profile
Vogelsang Peak previously climbed Tue, Sep 14, 1999
later climbed Fri, Aug 4, 2006

Fletcher Peak (11,410 ft.)

Named by N. F. McClure in 1895

Also Creek, Lake

"Fletcher Creek and Lake were named in 1895 by Lt. N. F. McClure, for Arthur G. Fletcher, a state fish commissioner, who was instrumental in stocking the streams of Yosemite."
- Erwin Gudde, California Place Names

Presumeably the Peak was later named after the Lake.

"Lieutenant Benson was especially interested in propagating trout in the lakes and streams of the [Yosemite] Park and to that end cooperated with the State Fish and Game Commisioners, whose names were given to lakes Babcock, Emeric, Fletcher, Murdock, and Vogelsang."
- Francis Farquhar, History of the Sierra Nevada


References to can also be found in these files:

  • More of Bob's Trip Reports

    For more information see these SummitPost pages: Vogelsang Peak - Fletcher Peak

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