"The peak was named by J. N. LeConte in 1896.
(Farquhar: LeConte.) It is at the
junction of the Kings-Kern Divide with the main Sierra crest. Junction
Pass takes its name from the peak; it was opened in 1915 by construction
of the John Muir Trail. The name first appears on the
sixth edition of the Mt. Whitney 30' map,
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada