Hundred Peaks Emblem Sierra ClubHundred Peaks SectionSierra Club

Home

About Us

Meetings

Newsletter

Outings

Peak List


Emblems

Archives

Awards

Climbing Guides

Register Box

Summit Signatures

24A Constance Peak

Location: San Bernardino County, California

Origin of name as yet unknown, possibly named for the daughter of Charlie Martin who homesteaded southwest of this peak in the 1860's. Martin was a convicted thief, was later to be a defendent in a famous murder trial, a cattle rustler and part of the notorious "McHaney Gang". He eventually tried to go straight and was appointed San Bernardino Chief of Police (1917), subdivided his property along Mountain Home Creek as "Glen Martin" and became respectable. His daughter married Big Bear area rancher Cliff Shay.

Alternatively, the peak could have been named after an unknown surveyors wife or mother after WWII.

Name is first used on the USGS Big Bear quad (1954).

Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1959.


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
© Copyright 1998-2003 - All Right Reserved

Updated 25-February-2003