"The mountain's relative closeness to the ocean assures plenty of
moisture, and its height assures that much of the precipitation falls
as snow, giving Snow Mountain its name."
Snow Mountain West (7,038 ft.)
- Gary Suttle, California County Summits
"These words are found in the names of a number of orographic features,
including a Snowball Mountain [Santa Barbara Co.]. They have not, however,
attained the same prominence in California nomenclature as the
corresponding Spanish word, nevada.
Mount Lassen was formerly known as Snow Butte,
and on early American maps the name Sierra Nevada was translated as
- Erin G. Gudde, California Place Names
More of Bob's Trip Reports
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Snow Mountain East - Brokeoff Mountain
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