Glencanaan Mountain still under consideration
LAKE WENATCHEE — A state committee that recommends name changes for geographical features postponed a proposal on whether an unnamed mountain that is part of Wenatchee Ridge will be called Glencanaan Mountain.
The name was suggested by David Bartholomew, a Woodinville man who owns property in the area and wants the name for the 5,620-foot mountain seen from his vacation property.
The State Committee on Geographical Names debated the change at its semi-annual meeting on Friday, but opted to postpone the decsion, said Bob Redling, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.
He said the committee wants to know more about the backing of the proposal, including whether the name would promote a commercial development, which the committee generally avoids, Redling said.
The proposal will be up for final consideration in the spring, he said.
The name is derived from glen, a Scottish word meaning valley, and canaan, a Biblical term for the promised land.