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Red Lake Peak (10,063 ft.)
Named by Goddard in 1864
From this peak (Red Lake Peak) Fremont and Preuss were the first white men known to have seen Lake Tahoe. Farquhar thought that Stevens Peak was the mountain from which Fremont and Pruss first sighted Tahoe, but he was convinced by Vincent P. Gianelli's well-reasoned article, 'Where Fremont Crossed the Sierra Nevada in 1844,' published in the Sierra Club Bulletin, October 1959. (Farquhar, Sierra, 56, 62.)
'On a small bench of the hill below, and at the foot of Red Mountain, is a small
marshy lake, apparently drying up. This is Red Lake.'
(Goddard, Report, 105.) Goddard's map,
Sierra region south of Lake Tahoe, showed 'Red Mountain north of Carson
Pass.' (Goddard, South.) The name 'Red Lake' appeared on Reed's map,
1864. The mountain was later renamed for the lake, becoming 'Red Lake Peak.'"
- Barbara Lekisch, Tahoe Place Names
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Red Lake Peak
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