Chipmunk 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: Head of Birkenhead River, NW of Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°34'50''N, 122°55'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/10

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