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10E Granite Mountain #1

Location: Los Angeles County, California

Named for the granite outcroppings evident on the summit.

Granite is a common, coarse-grained, lightcolored, hard igneous (formed by crystallization from a molten state) intrusive rock relatively rich in silica (SiO2), potassium (K), and sodium (Na). Although Gudde notes that there are over fifty place-names using the term "granite" elsewhere in California, its relatively little used in our area. Many early immigrants to Los Angeles were from the South and Midwest so regionalism may have precluded local adoption of a New England state nickname. To have personal characteristics that are as hard as granite is to have unyielding endurance, steadfastness, and firmness.

The Peak was known to the Serrano Indians as "Astrákutava't".

Name first appears on USGS Alder Creek topo (1941).

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. Weldon Heald climbed this peak in 1940.

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