Lion Rock P500 SPS

Thu, Jul 31, 2008
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Lion Rock (12,380 ft.)

Named by Mansell Brooks in 1883

Also Lake

"'Looking down upon the meadow from the east was a noble peak, whose head and projecting arete cliffs had, in the descending sun, all the repose of the front of a couchant lion. It was named the Lion Rock. The Kaweah comes from the north of this peak, and its source was found in one small and one larger lake. ... These were named the Kaweah Lakes.' (William R. Dudley in SCB 2, no. 3, Jan. 1898: 186.) The naming took place in July 1896. Dudley's name for the lakes did not get onto the maps. The larger lake is 'Lion Lake;' the smaller is unnamed. Both the 'Lion' names are on the first edition of the Tehipite 30' map, 1905."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

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