Sat, Jun 13, 2009
San Rafael Peak (6,660 ft.)
Name of the peak first appears as Raphael Peak on Wheeler Survey Atlas Sheet 73 (1871).
Jim Blakley adds that local tradition persists in describing the peak as Mission Pine Peak because it was the source of the beams used in the construction of Mission Santa Barbara (1786). The timbers were dragged out by oxen and Indian labor via the first road built through the San Marcos Pass, which was discovered by Juan Cabrillo, who paused here to take on water and fresh wood for his ships (1542).
Name first appears on the GLO State of California map (1907).
Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List."
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