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Akawie, Mount

Peak Information
HPS Peak ID: 13B 
Peak Area: North of Angeles Crest Hwy 2 
Elevation: 7294 
Peak Class: Class 1, easy 
Topo Map: Waterman Mountain 
TopoZone Map: Click here to view USGS Topo map 
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NAD27 Coordinates
Latitude: 34.35263 
Longitude: -117.91608 
UTM Zone: 11S 
UTME: 415750 
UTMN: 3801440 
NAD83 Coordinates
Latitude: 34.35263 
Longitude: -117.91698 
UTM Zone: 11S 
UTME: 415669 
UTMN: 3801637 

Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Azusa, 49 miles from Los Angeles

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Waterman Mountain 7

Nearby Peaks: Winston Peak, Winston Ridge

Renamed in 1990 by the HPS after Richard L. Akawie (1925-89), Chemist, Six time List Finisher, Angeles Chapter Activity Schedule Editor (1966-89), Phil Bernays Award (1976,1988), Oliver Kehrlein Award (1984), and committed conservationist. This was his favorite peak. A Memorial Grove was planted with Jeffrey Pines near the summit by the HPS (1990).

Earlier names include: an unknown Shoshone name for a summer rancheria, "Buckhorn Mountain" (1946 list), then "Buckhorn Peak" (1956 List) after the Newcomb Brothers name for adjacent Buckhom flats where they once found a very large set of buck horns nailed to a tree. This peak was also once known as "Pine Mountain #3.

Mount Akawie is an HPS use-name.

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. 

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