BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chipmunk Mountain
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Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Birkenhead River, NW of Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°34'50''N, 122°55'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 June 1967 on 92J at 50º 38' - 122º 59' as identified in Dick Culbert's "Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia", p.106. Altered application 23 January 1979 on 92J/10 to 50º 35' - 122º 56', as recommended by Karl Ricker to agree with original description & photograph in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXIV, 1936, p.64.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Extinct volcano. Named in 1920 by James Landsborough, who that year originated what became an annual custom of Pemberton Meadows' residents holidaying in the surrounding mountains. Up at the summit one day, a chipmunk ate scraps from the lunches of a party of Pemberton Meadows holidayers (information provided by J. Ronayne).
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions
Labelled in wrong position on federal 1:50 000 92J/10, ed.2, 1988.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office