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Postby calebEOC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:10 am

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I took these pictures from cabbage hill, the fabled location where the picture that started this thread was taken from. Rainier was barely visible, well above the horizon but difficult to discern through the haze. Adams was much more apparent, and clearly has a different profile as Iron Hiker has stated from the get go.
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:07 am

MikeTX wrote:
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MikeTX wrote:when redneck and i were on baldy's summit last march, we could see charleston peak over in nevada. that was pretty cool.

there was something else farther off in the distance with snow on it that we couldn't figure out what it was. i was guessing humphreys over in az, but i just looked at the map and i think that's way too far.


Yeah, wouldn't be Humphreys, way too far away. Was it in the direction of Humphreys from Baldy though (roughly ENE-ish)? Maybe could have been those mountains above Kingman, AZ (blanking on the name...Huavasupai or something like that?)


yeah, when looking at charleston peak from baldy, this other peak would've been south and further away.


Sounds like the Hualapai Mountains east of Kingman. Humphrey is probably blocked by them. I can't see the Spring Mountains from Humphrey and don't know why, or if I can, I can't get a straight line of sight at them to distinguish them. Yesterday I was able to see the Pine Valley Mountains from Humphrey. Next time I'm up I'll get a shot of them. Anyone know what the distance between St George, UT and the San Francisco Peaks is?
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Postby johnm » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:55 am

Mr Leghorn wrote:Anyone know what the distance between St George, UT and the San Francisco Peaks is?


Humphrey's Peak to Hansen Stadium in St. George is approximately 160.5 miles

Here is a helpful tool for quick calculations: http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm
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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby Iron Hiker » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:40 am

http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/pano ... REYS-N.gif - 169 miles to Signal Peak from Humphreys.
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Postby dadndave » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Dunno if anyone mentioned this. I haven't had time to read the entire thread but the distance to natural horizon from the summit of Everest would be 202 nautical miles approx. (374km or 232 statute miles) There is a panorama here that has (almost) a natural horizon at one spot...

http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:14 am

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Today, I was able to get a decent image of the Pine Valley Mountains north of St George, UT from Humphrey's Peak in Arizona. 170 miles away. Better last week with clear blue sky behind them.
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Zoomed out, with some North Rim in the image.
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:42 am

I took a photo today of Navajo Mt and if you look west from it on the horizon you can just make out a low white blotch that is Mount Hillers. It is 183 miles away, according to:
http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/pano ... REYS-N.gif

http://www.summitpost.org/mount-hillers ... rey/693491
Use the original above to see Hillers. You can't actually see it in the image below.
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BTW, I noticed someone way back in the thread saying Phoenix, AZ to Humphrey is 250 miles. It is not, it is maybe 135 miles from The Peaks to Sky Harbor airport.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:38 pm

Day Hiker wrote:Here is a simulated view, looking northeast from Bakersfield, CA on a clear day. The angle of view is 90 degress, spanning from north to east. The colors are by elevation only, not actual Earth colors.

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Hey Day Hiker

Driving in this morning, I saw even further to the north than this shot. I was a bit further west, and maybe a little higher in elevation by about 20 or 30 feet, and was able to see a large snow covered peak on the edge of my line of sight. Any idea what it was? It was north of Hengst and Florence, and kind of rounded, but completely covered in snow, so it had to be higher levation. Incredibly clear today with the winds from this storm approaching
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Postby surgent » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:07 pm

Mr Leghorn wrote:I took a photo today of Navajo Mt and if you look west from it on the horizon you can just make out a low white blotch that is Mount Hillers. It is 183 miles away, according to:
http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/pano ... REYS-N.gif

http://www.summitpost.org/mount-hillers ... rey/693491
Use the original above to see Hillers. You can't actually see it in the image below.
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BTW, I noticed someone way back in the thread saying Phoenix, AZ to Humphrey is 250 miles. It is not, it is maybe 135 miles from The Peaks to Sky Harbor airport.


Great shot of Navajo. I've been able to see its shadow from Humphreys on my hikes and it really does seem like it's at the end of the world.

Humphreys can be seen from the Four Peaks (near Phoenix) if conditions are good. I think the distance is about 110 miles between the two peaks. If conditions are pristine, even Lemmon can be seen from Four Peaks. On the clearest days in Phoenix from atop Camelback Mountain, I can make out Harquahala, Woolsey by Gila Bend, and Picacho/Newman Peaks, not to mention all the nearby peaks.
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Postby Day Hiker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:41 am

butitsadryheat wrote:
Day Hiker wrote:Here is a simulated view, looking northeast from Bakersfield, CA on a clear day. The angle of view is 90 degress, spanning from north to east. The colors are by elevation only, not actual Earth colors.

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Hey Day Hiker

Driving in this morning, I saw even further to the north than this shot. I was a bit further west, and maybe a little higher in elevation by about 20 or 30 feet, and was able to see a large snow covered peak on the edge of my line of sight. Any idea what it was? It was north of Hengst and Florence, and kind of rounded, but completely covered in snow, so it had to be higher levation. Incredibly clear today with the winds from this storm approaching


Answer: Sierras.

I made the northern cutoff for that image at latitude 36.7, which is south of Grant in seki. So it could have been anything north of there.

To figure out what it was, I would need an approximate lat/lon of the viewpoint. The unidentified peak was to the left, right, or between Hengst and Florence?
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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby nartreb » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Only about 70 miles, but a pretty cool sight:

Downtown Boston from Mt Monadnock

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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby Iron Hiker » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:20 am

Bump......There's a website version of the PeakFinder app (which is now greatly improved, especially in its long range line of sight capabilities). The thread about this is right here:

peakfinder-new-website-with-360-panoramic-views-online-t63227.html

And perhaps some of you have more line-of-sight photos? I was on San Gorgonio Mountain on Saturday and was able to see up to 150 miles, including several desert peaks (most notably Telescope Peak, 143 miles away). Always great to be up there and see so far!
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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby Scott » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:06 am

Nice site.

I noticed that the site says you can see Mt Peale from Kings Peak. That's 172.47 miles.
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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby Kiefer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:01 am

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hmmm, I don't think this is what ya meant. :wink:
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Re: Longest lines of sight photographed.......

Postby lcarreau » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:23 am

Sorry ..... but I still think it's Adams, not Rainier !

Nope, I wasn't talkin' about "Amy Adams ......"

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