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North Palisade later climbed Wed, Aug 21, 2002|
Polemonium Peak later climbed Wed, Aug 21, 2002
North Palisade (14,242 ft.)
Named by Whitney Survey in 1864
The Wheeler Survey used the names 'Northwest Palisade' for North Palisade and
'Southeast Palisade' for Split Mountain in 1878.
(Wheeler Survey, Tables, 19.) In 1879 Lil A.
Winchell called North Palisade 'Dusy's Peak.' (Winchell,
160.) In 1895 Bolton C. Brown named it for David
Starr Jordan, and also called the Palisades the
'Saw-Tooth Mountains.' (SCB 1, no. 8, May 1896: 296-97.) Jordan's name
was later given to a peak on the Kings-Kern Divide, and J. N.
LeConte prevailed over Winchell. 'I have called the peak
merely the North Palisade, and now ask you if you cannot ... put Dusy's name
on some less imposing mass, and give us a name to be handed down through all time.'
(Letter, LeConte to Winchell, Feb. 23, 1903, in SC papers in BL.)
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
For more information see these SummitPost pages: North Palisade - Polemonium Peak
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