New Name in the Sierra

posted Jan 29, 2018, 9:25 AM by Paul Wagner
This is what she was looking at  ©http://backpackthesierra.com
California names a mountain after Marine from El Dorado who died in combat January 24, 2018:



Sky Point, a roughly 11,240-foot Sierra Nevada peak in the John Muir Wilderness, honors [Sky] Mote, who died while serving as an explosive ordinance disposal technician with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.

A presently unnamed peak in the center of Humphrey Basin holds special meaning to the friends and family of Sky Mote, as their annual hunting trips set up camp beneath this point; under the stars, the memories made beneath this rounded peak will be cherished forever.

The mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest in California, located at 37°15′16.10091″N 118°43′39.54102″W, shall be known and designated as "Sky Point."

In the photo above, we think that Sky Point is one of those lower rock ridges immediately in front of Pilot Knob, dead center.
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