We wondered a few days ago about the origin of the name "Ear Mountain". An alert Strange-Tripper pointed us to a local history book, which claims that it was named Eyre mountain by a Scottish settler, a variant spelling of Eyrie, itself a variant spelling of Aerie, an eagle's nest. Seems that no-one could spell back in those days, least of all the poor cartographer whom a descendant of the original Scotsman excoriates for spelling it Ear.
Well, that Strange-Tripper will receive a Fabulous Prize. In fact I think you all shall receive a Fabulous Prize, as I compile a list of the thirty plus photos of the mountain visible on these pages. The excitement is almost palpable!