In 1834, Grizzly McAdams decided he would build a cabin at the top of this hill. He loaded his wagon and started up. Numerous attempts failed to gain the summit. Grizzly's team of mules had no interest in pulling his load to the top. It was kind of a mule protest because Grizzly quit supplying carrots. Grizzly finally settled on a cabin in the valley. The only evidence of his failed attempts are the wagon wheel ruts left in the hillside and a few piles of mule dung.