Landmark Boulders on the East Mountain
What's in a Name?
We wondered if this easily visible stretch of rocky outcropping had a name? We had a lot of input from Alpine Residents, and there were many names that people have said have been "used for years." We heard they were called the Easter Rocks, because the young people in early years used to hike up there on Easter morning. We heard that since the 70's they've been called the Nephite Rocks. We also heard that Bernell Watkins, who owned the adjacent property for years, always called them The Sentinels!
The Alpine Nature Center in 2017 ran a poll to see what we should name the boulders. The polls closed and the results counted, checked and verified. The voters spoke and the winner was (with a background drum roll) .........
The percentage results were: The Sentinels - 42%; Six Rocks - 21%; The Guardians - 16%; Alpine Stonehenge - 12%; Easter Rocks - 7%; Nephite Rocks - 2%.
Thank you to all those that submitted names and voted. Our mountain panoramas include your chosen name. We hope you had fun (we did)!