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Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:27 am
by davidponak
I wish I could credit these but they were downloaded and saved to my computer a while ago.
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Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:55 am
by highpilgrim
FWIW, Google earth can answer nearly any question you have like this one.

Here is your original image with the peak in question:
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Here is a sceen cap from about the correct location from Google Earth (I didn't fuss with getting the vertical aspect quite right, but you can and it's also a little closer than yours):
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Here is a screen cap from above complete with label. All of the surrounding peaks are also noted with green mountain icons which can be hovered over for more specific information.
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Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 am
by jaymz
iholdthepain wrote:Interesting this topic comes up. I live a little north, in Loveland. From my house, you can see two peaks beyond the foothills, just north of where storm peak drops down, in the gap between Longs and the Mummy range. Sometimes, I've been certain they were Hallet and Otis, other times, I've thought McHenry's and Powell, but then I think those would definitely be covered by the Longs/ Storm saddle. My specific vantage point is from I-25 and US34. The southern peak looks like an ocean wave moving south, and the northern peak is a symmetrical cone. It's obviously on the divide, with a glacier between them, facing me. In my OCD, I've scoured topo maps and photos, but I've never figured it out or found the correct camera angle. From the OP's photos, the angle would be from about 20 miles straight north, but the north end of the photo stops short of Longs.

Anyone?
Does this by any chance show what you're looking for?

Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:08 pm
by iholdthepain
HP - I messed around with Google Earth a lot, but couldn't figure it out.

Jaymz - YES! That's a perfect sketch from my viewpoint... Otis and Hallet they are; mystery solved :-D

Thanks... I'll have to check out PeakFinder.

Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:21 pm
by cougar
iholdthepain, here is the rest of the panorama past longs/meeker. Does this show what your looking for?

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4 by Aaron Spong Fine Art, on Flickr
the left (south) summit of Twin Sisters is actually Twin Sisters Mountain or the 'South Sister' - 11,376 ft. The two elevations you list are west and east sister (east is the higher one)

Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:51 pm
by spong0949
cougar wrote:
iholdthepain, here is the rest of the panorama past longs/meeker. Does this show what your looking for?

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4 by Aaron Spong Fine Art, on Flickr
the left (south) summit of Twin Sisters is actually Twin Sisters Mountain or the 'South Sister' - 11,376 ft. The two elevations you list are west and east sister (east is the higher one)
Thank you! This has been very helpful! And thanks for the tips on google earth and peakfinder. I definitely will be looking into these. I'd never heard of peakfinder before.

Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:17 am
by litote312
This is awesome, I've been trying to mentally compile a peak ID of all these but the panorama saved me a lot of work.

Re: Is this accurate?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:42 am
by Aardvark
http://www.heywhatsthat.com/ is another resource. Just click your location and submit a request. The panorama view isn't that great, but it gives a lot of information.