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17C Bighorn Peak

Location: San Bernardino County, California

A common local place name in California for areas that were once inhabited by large bands of mountain sheep (Ovis canadensis). A few survivors may still be seen today.

Original 1946 List ascribed name "Bighorn Mountain" to what we now call Bighorn Peak, present differentiation begins after 1955.

Name first noted in USGS topo (1901).

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. Weldon Heald climbed this peak in 1942.


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