Red and White Mountain (12,816 ft.)
Named by T.S. Solomons in 1894
"Named by Theodore S. Solomons in 1894.
(Farquhar: Solomons.) The first
ascent was made on July 18, 1902, by Lincoln and James Hutchinson
and Charles A. Noble. Once on top, they thought of renaming it.
'being the first to set foot on its summit, it seemed our right to
name it as we chose. ... In the end, however, it seemed wiser to make
no change. The name has gained a place in the maps, and it is
peculiarly descriptive of the great peak of red slate fantastically
streaked with seams of white granite. The name identifies the
mountain.' (SCB 4, no. 3, Feb. 1903: 200-201.) The lake was first
named on the 15-minute quad, 1953."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
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