Black Cat Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW. of Comox Lake, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'57''N, 125°20'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 December 1975 on 92F/11, as submitted by Comox & District Mountaineering Club (file B.1.38)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

So-named during the 1920's by Geoff Capes and a hiking party on their way to Comox Glacier. It was raining and appeared hopeless for mountaineering. As they started out, a black cat ran across in front of their car. Thereafter the weather cleared and the climb was deemed a success, attributed to the luck of crossing paths with a black cat.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office