Location: Kern County, California
Named for by John C. Fremont for Richard Owens (1812-1902), an Ohio born explorer (aka "Owings"), who accompanied him on his third expedition to California (1845--46). Fremont also named a valley, river and lake for Owens, whom he considered "cool, brave and of good judgment". Owens served as Captain in Fremont's California Battalion during the Mexican-American War, and was California's Secretary of State during Fremont's brief tenure as Governor (1847).
This peak is also on the SPS Peak List.
Name first appears on USFS Sequoia National Forest (South Half) map (1916).
Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1972.