Location: San Bernardino County, California
According to Raylene Donaldson of the Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce "it's definitely named after our deer". The species still sometimes seen in this area is the native Mule Deer (Odocoileous hemionus) although it excells at hiding in the brush. There are numerous Indian tales in which the Deer figures as a prominent figure. Among Indians in the Southwest, the effects of the spirit of the Deer are generally considered to be beneficial. One of 150 similarly named places in California.
HPS summit location moved to present named location from another point (was 5810' and is now 5805') in 1958.
It was originally an HPS, use name, but it was officially accepted by USBGN (1974). Name first appears on USGS Butler Peak quad (1971).
Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List.