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Wheeler Peak (13,020 ft.)
Named by BGN in 1911
The name was approved as 'Wheeler Ridge' by the BGN in 1911, but appeared as
'Wheeler Crest' on all editions of the Mt. Goddard
30' map and on the Mt. Tom 15' quad. It was not until
publication of the 7 1/2-minute quad in 1982 that the name finally became
'Wheeler Ridge' (INF)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
A small register was placed on the highpoint along the ridge in 1979. In it, it is mentioned that a cairn and note dating from the 40's had been found (maybe now at Bancroft Library?), in which the point was referred to as "Wheeler Peak".
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Wheeler Peak
This page last updated: Sat Apr 7 17:02:15 2007
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