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Sierra Point previously climbed Sun, Mar 9, 2003|
later climbed Wed, Jul 11, 2007
Sierra Point (4,800 ft.)
Because of dangerous hiking conditions that resulted in injuries, the former
trail to the point has been eliminated."
- Peter Browning, Yosemite Place Names
Actually, only the first part of the trail was erased, the upper two thirds are still mostly intact. The gas-pipe railing at the top is still solidly anchored.
"The Spanish word for 'saw blade', or by extension for 'mountain range', was frequently used in Spanish times: any two or more peaks in a row might be called a sierra. The word appears also in the chief or secondary names of six land grants.
Sierra City, County, Valley, and Buttes and Sierraville were named directly
or indirectly for their location in the northern part of the Sierra Nevada.
The county, formed from a portion of Yuba Co., was established and named on
Apr. 16, 1852. Sierraville post office is listed in 1867."
- Erwin Gudde, California Place Names
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Grizzly Peak
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