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Mt. Sally (5,408 ft.)
Alternatively, Robinson more recently received information from Kenyon DeVore who believes Mendenhall's story is not accurate and that the peak was named for Sally Henry (1905-30). This Sally was an avid hiker in the San Gabriels, and along with her mother and sisters Jean and Polly, often visited Camp DeVore and other resorts in the front range. Devore adds that "as these young ladies grew to their teens and twenties, they caused severe heart palpitations among the Forest Service and other young men of the mountains-including me". After her untimely passing, DeVore's uncle, Archie Edward who had always been particularly fond of Sally (and who then manned the lookout on San Gabriel Peak), proposed the naming of a peak for her, which Mendenhall approved. Since we can all attest that matters of the heart can remain fresh throughout one's life, this researcher is inclined to accept DeVore's more personal record as accurate.
Name first appears on USFS Angeles National Forest map (1963).
Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1954."
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For more information see these SummitPost pages: Mt. Sally - Barley Flats
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