West Pintler Peak Comments
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|Johan Heersink||Untitled Comment|
|comprehensive and quite complete information. I hope you can add a route lateron. Would also be good if you could place one of the photographs in the ID position, livens up the page.|
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 4:46 am|
|Good page. But most of your photos seem to be crooked in the scanner.|
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 12:32 pm|
|Just needs a signature photo.|
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 7:36 pm|
|Appears to be at the intersection of Ravalli, Deerlodge|
and Beaverhead Counties.
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 8:23 pm|
|Hi, Curious about the GPS-I just got a fish finder for Christmas but I don't think it talks with satellites, though folks having larger fish finders with GPS use them to find fishing holes or where they are on a large lake or sea. Do these things need to be calibrated? i.e. stand at some place with known longitude and latitude and set your GPS readings to match.|
I think your reading was in a quadragle called Stewart Peak not far from where you should have been. Sounds like a good thread topic for message boards. Moni may have said she has a GPS because she mentioned damp leaves in a forest of deciduous trees interfering wi†h reception from the GPS satellites. This is hardly the case on West Pintler. Contact the manufacturer make sure the batteries are up to par.
|Posted Dec 31, 2004 10:52 am|
|I looked at your GPS data and it appears that you are recording a hybrid format which is degree(d) stands for a digit in degrees m stands for a digit in minutes.|
Your data looks like ddd mm.mmmm instead of
ddd mm ss, degrees minutes seconds.
Josh wants ddd.dddddddd pure base 10 without the base 60 degrees minutes and seconds.
So for the east end of ( I am guessing that you gave Oreamnos tarn here) your data saysN 45* 56.870'----- W 113* 31.555'.
which is degrees and minutes in decimals without seconds.
for ddd.dddddd just replace 56.870 with 56.870/60 so divide 56.870 by 60 and get .947833333 In short get the Josh latiitude of 45.97783333 degrees north. Check the mode on your GPS and change it to decimal degrees than calibrate it with a known locale. Perhaps you know a surveyor, developer, forester, trapper or rancher anyone who uses GPS on a day to day basis. Get together with such folks and reconcile your data with theirs for the same locale- that is called callibration.
|Posted Dec 31, 2004 11:51 am|
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 10:21 pm|
|Nice job on this page! Have a Happy New Years!|
|Posted Dec 30, 2004 11:33 pm|
|Gangolf Haub||Untitled Comment|
|Good page with thorough getting there info!|
|Posted Dec 31, 2004 5:32 am|
|Joseph Bullough||Untitled Comment|
|Nice job. In the future you may want to crop your pictures slightly to take care of the 'crooked' problem.|
|Posted Dec 31, 2004 12:47 pm|
|Nice page, Cory!|
|Posted Jun 25, 2005 3:08 pm|