Modjeska Peak

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Modjeska Peak
Modjeska Peak.jpg
Modjeska seen from neighboring Santiago Peak.
Elevation 5,499 ft (1,676 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 536 ft (163 m)[1]
Location
Location Orange County, California, U.S.
Range Santa Ana Mountains
Coordinates 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468Coordinates: 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468[2]
Topo map USGS Santiago Peak
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Modjeska Peak is the northern mountain of Orange County's Saddleback formation. It is the second highest peak of the Santa Ana Mountains, and is in the Cleveland National Forest.

The peak is named for Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, who lived in its shadow near the end of her life.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Modjeska Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Modjeska Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 218.