Moses Mountain P1K SPS / ESS
Peak 10,113ft
North Maggie Mountain P500 SPS / WSC

Sat, Nov 12, 2005

With: Matthew Holliman

Moses Mountain
North Maggie Mountain
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North Maggie Mountain (10,234 ft.)

Named by Frank Knowles in 1873

Also Lake

"There are two versions of how the mountain was named. One is that Frank Knowles, who accompanied Clarence King to Mount Whitney in 1873, named in for Maggie Kincaid, a Tulare County school teacher. (Farquhar.)

The other is that the Kincaids were on a hunting trip. A government surveyor came by, and stayed with them. He highly praised Maggie Kincaid's biscuits, and asked if she would like to have a mountain named for her. 'Well,' she replied, 'today I sat right on top of this mountain and it doesn't have a name.' So Maggie Mountain it is. (Otter, 156.) The name was on the first Kaweah 30' map, 1904.

The lakes were named after the peak, as suggested by Chester Versteeg in 1928."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

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