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What mountain is this?

Postby Norman » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:31 pm

TAken from Luna Col
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Postby Tom_Sjolseth » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:45 pm

EDIT: Actually, it's Mt Larrabee now that I look at it closer.
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Postby Brian Jenkins » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:04 pm

Great TR and pics. Can't say I've ever seen my Dad's signature on any summit register.
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Somebody help

Postby Norman » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:56 am

This is west of Luna Col...sun sets in the west. Larrabee is too far north. Someone has to know, I look at the map and should be obvious...??? Blum is somewhat south...can't get any sense in saying it Shuksan except its the right direction. I had the camera on maybe 8x zoom digital...
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Postby Klenke » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:58 am

Tom is correct. This is Mt. Larrabee (L) and American Border Peak (R). Nice photograph. One of those right place right time kind of things.

The sun only sets due west at the equinoxes. In the summer, the sun sets north of west. I thought everyone knew that.
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Postby nickmech » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:51 am

I disagree. No way sun is setting over American Border Peak from Luna Col. Can't say what these are but maybe Hagen-Blum or Crowder-Watson.
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Postby H2SO4 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:51 am

not sure about the coordinates of Luna Col, I calculate that from Luna Peak, the sun should set over American Border Peak either in late May, or mid July.
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Postby nickmech » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:48 pm

I'm going to dig my map out and have a look.
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What?

Postby Norman » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:03 pm

I remember looking at this at the time. Wish I had got out map and compass and got it then, but late and tired. I have my map out now and can't conclusively get id. I know that Klenke knows his mountains.... however.... someone else needs to weigh in.
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Postby Klenke » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:56 am

Dudes. I'm Paul Klenke. Nuff Said. :lol:
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Postby EastKing » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:43 pm

If Klenke and Sjolseth say it is Larrabee and American Border Peak then it is. Those two have accomplished a lot in this region and are the elites here. They both know their mountains.

Speaking of Larrabee, I'd love to do that in snow in May next year if possible. Beau's TR on that mountain is quiet awesome.
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Postby Alpinist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:38 pm

Klenke wrote:The sun only sets due west at the equinoxes. In the summer, the sun sets north of west. I thought everyone knew that.

I argued vehemently against this concept, since the northernmost position of the sun on the summer solstice is well south of the US. (See map below which shows the Tropic of Cancer.) How can it possibly set north of due west from the central US? Sure enough, my buddy got out the compass at sunset and proved me wrong. It must have something to do with the curvature of the earth. The sun definitely sets north of due west in summer.

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going back???

Postby Norman » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:00 am

OK, I think I'll take the stroll back in to get my compass bearings, walk in the park.. :lol:
I personally am not disagreeing with the id, that's what I asked for since I couldn't figure it out. It just bent my tiny remaining few gray cells to accept the id. Are there no other climbers that have shot the same picture to confirm? My comment that the sun sets in the west was not anything more than the general direction "west" as opposed to uh....sun sets in the south?
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Postby nartreb » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:08 pm

Think about it folks, at the arctic circle on the June solstice, the sun never quite sets - it just touches the horizon for a few minutes. At that moment what is its compass position? (Hint, it's neither west nor east.)

As for Norman's last comment, think about a spot just north of the Antarctic circle on the December solstice...
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Postby Sunny Buns » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:45 pm

Looks like Hooters Mountain to me.
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