Modjeska Peak

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Modjeska Peak
Modjeska Peak.jpg
Modjeska Peak as seen from nearby Santiago Peak
Highest point
Elevation5,499 ft (1,676 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence536 ft (163 m)[1]
Coordinates33°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]
Geography
LocationOrange County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSanta Ana Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Santiago Peak
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Modjeska Peak is the northern mountain of the Saddleback landform in Orange County California. It is the second-highest peak of the Santa Ana Mountains, after Santiago Peak, whose summit is less than 0.6 mi (0.97 km) to the northwest. Modjeska lies within Cleveland National Forest and, despite being shorter than Santiago, has a smaller peak without manmade structures to obstruct views of the Pacific Ocean and San Gabriel Mountains.

The peak is named after the Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, who lived in Modjeska Canyon (on the western foot of the mountain) near the end of her life.[3]

References

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


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