Unnecessary 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 The Lions, N of West Vancouver, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°26'54''N, 123°11'53''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 March 1988 on 92G/6, as long-identified in climbing journals (titles/dates not cited). This is on the Howe Sound Crest Trail - the divide between Howe Sound and Capilano River.

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

Referred to in hiking journals dating back to the 1920's; so-named because of a "sharp and unwelcome descent on the north slope [ie. unnecessary]....prior to continuing the hike northeast along the divide to the West Lion [sic]". (1988 advice from R.C. Harris, North Shore Hikers, file F.1.34 #3)

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

Earlier called Mount St. Marks (that name since applied to the next summit southward). (Culbert's "Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia", 1965, p.27)

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