Matthes Crest
Tresidder Peak P900

Sat, Sep 23, 2000

With: Michael Golden
Monty Blankenship
Greg Faulk

Etymology
Matthes Crest
Tresidder Peak
Story Photos / Slideshow Maps: 1 2 Profile
Matthes Crest previously climbed Sun, Oct 10, 1999
later climbed Fri, Jul 30, 2004
Tresidder Peak later climbed Fri, Sep 19, 2003

Tresidder Peak (10,620 ft.)

Named by BGN in 1959

"Donald B. Tressider, husband of Mary Curry Tressider, was president of the Yosemite Park & Curry Co., 1925-48, and president of Stanford University, 1943-48. During Tressider's reign as head of the Curry Company, he built the Ahwahnee Hotel, the cafeteria and dining room at Camp Curry, and the Big Trees Lodge in the Mariposa Grove. He was also responsible for beginning a skiing program in Yosemite and for constructing the High Sierra Camps. (BGN decision, 1959.)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

Note the difference in spelling between the peak and the person for whom it was named. I could find no information on this discrepency, but the maps all show it as "Tresidder Peak".


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