- Washingtonians Eric and Bob, thanks for the support for the Prominencian
Edward, I've taken the uninspired naming route myself a time or two,
applying an already existing map name (usually on a creek or lake) to an
unnamed summit at or near the head of the creek--lazily naming by upward
migration. First a creek gets named after an insignificant character (often
a prospector with a local cabin more than a century ago) who comes to his
senses and goes back to town and gets a real job, then the lake upstream
gets the same name, then the peak above the creek above the lake repeats the
This 5139' Garfield CoGPP is unnamed on the map. The first name proposed
for it, from a 1/22/06 prominence posting, was offered by none other than
Andy M, who wanted to call it "Martins Mystery Mountain." He was joking of
course, as was I when for a while it appeared on my list of the WA CoGPPs as
"Andy's Noel" after the two Prominencians who pointed out my oversight in
not appreciating Jeff Howbert's correct complete analysis of the entire quad
it was on that he'd sent me two years before in 2004! (I was looking at
Jeff's website http://howbert.netherweb.com/mountains/masterindexc.html
when making the list which did not yet show the peaks on USGS Diamond
Peak--and still does not.)
When I finally got around to listing and hiking it, the name "Prominencians
Peak" was chosen for this unnamed summit to pay tribute to the concept of
prominence and the unique band of folks around the world that wrap a part of
their lives around it. So the peak's going to keep that name, at least in
my mind. There isn't a sole in the world that is going to repeat this climb
unless they are paying attention to prominence (except maybe a lost hunter).
But if any of you want to call or think of yourselves by any other term than
Prominencian, that's fine by me.
Using geographic placeholder names is a sensible method in general for
describe the location via the name for these obscure COGPP mtns. However,
the general mtneering principle of naming rights being given to those who
claim the FA should remain intact for these mtns just as they would on
another other mtn. John Roper climbed it and so Prominencian Peak it is.
"Edward \"7.389056099\" Earl" <esquared@...>
> However, as an assiduous compiler of county prom points, I've been in thea
> position of having to find a convenient name for a heretofore unnamed peak
> number of times, and my usual way of doing so is entirely different. Inormally
> name the peak after some nearby feature that already has a name. Forexample:
> As far as the Garfield WA prom point is concerned, I suggest "Melton Peak"
> the creek that runs down the gully on the east side of the mountain.