Location: Kern County, California
Named by the BLM and USFS in 1983 for James Charles Jenkins (1952-79), USFS Forester, beloved hiker, and author of five books renowned for their accuracy, including Self-Propelled in the Southern Sierra, (2 vol.), considered one of the finest trail guides ever written. Jenkins was tragically killed by a passing car while he was attempting to repair his vehicle that had stalled near Grapevine by the Tejon Pass.
Name first appears on USFS Sequoia National Forest map (1983).
Name officially accepted by USBGN (1984).
Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1987.