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bobpickeringSnowflower Mountain


Voted 10/10

I recently mentioned Snowflower Mountain to one of my climbing partners, and he insisted that the name was Sunflower. I had learned the name Snowflower from an old climber who was a longtime friend of the late Alvin McLane. He said Alvin had named it Snowflower many years ago, and that the USGS had accepted that name.

I did a little research. The latest 7.5 map does show Sunflower. However, the USGS Geographic Names Information System shows "Snowflower Mountain." Google Maps also finds "Snowflower Mountain." I think the right name is "Snowflower Mountain," rather than "Mount Snowflower," as it appears on summitpost.

Posted Oct 15, 2009 5:17 pm

hgrapidThere are snowflowers


Hasn't voted

There are snowflowers on the mountain, but not sunflowers. Thus, I think the USGS simply made a mistake. It happens with the U.S. Government sometimes.
Posted Oct 16, 2009 10:49 am

Bob BurdMt. vs. Mountain

Bob Burd

Hasn't voted

Bob's main point, I think, is that it is officially called "Snowflower Mountain", not "Mt. Snowflower". In the BGN database they list Mt. Snowflower and Snowflower Peak as variations, but the citations are both to SummitPost(!).
Posted May 19, 2014 1:06 pm

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