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Question #8999 posted on 10/19/2004 4:08 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
In honor of the homecoming "light the Y" activity, I have wondered what the name of the mountain is that we climb to get to the "Y." I know people call it "'Y' Mountain," but surely it had a name before the "Y" was placed on it. Can you tell me?
- (whatsinaname)

A: Dear what's name...
Apparently there was no name for Y Mountain. Y Mountain is a small mountain in the Wasatch Mountain Range, and if a specific mountain is tall enough to be important, it seems to get a name. Y Mountain doesn't seem to be as important as some of the other mountains around it, such as Mount Timpanogos and Mount Nebo (which is the tallest in the valley). Y Mountain has only been called that since 1906, ever since the Y went there. Y Mountain is mainly surrounded by Provo Peak, Squaw Peak, and Maple Flat Mountain. Squaw Peak is only 1.1 miles away from Y Mountain.
- Scout