Is this Mormon ???<br> (the peak, that is?)

Had the opportunity to view some incredible scenes at the tail end of last year, as I was taking my wife to the Valley of Fire State Park.

Was wonderin' if some of the Utah/Nevada folks could HELP me out on this one.

"When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in anyway.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find, I've changed my mind ... I've opened up the doors ..!

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down ..."

Thought it was Mormon, but I always get it mixed up with Moapa and Virgin.

December 31, 2010

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lcarreau

lcarreau - May 13, 2011 9:17 am - Hasn't voted

Pretty please ..

C'mon folks! I need some HELP identifying
this beautiful mountain!

Dean

Dean - May 13, 2011 10:53 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Pretty please ..

If we are looking northeast, it is probably Virgin Peak. Definitely not Moapa.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 13, 2011 9:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty please ..

My vehicle's compass said it was due NORTH
from Valley of Fire State Park.

That's the Muddy River in the foreground.

It looks like it could be TWO peaks in ONE,
sort of like Double-Mint gum.

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - May 29, 2011 3:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Pretty please ..

Dean is correct, this is definately Virgin Peak. I can tell because of the Spiked Pyramid shaped peak in the foreground of Virgin Peak. Great photo!!

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 29, 2011 8:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty please ..

Great! I'll detach it from the Mormon page,
and attach it to the Virgin page.

So, I'm thinking the "spiked pyramid" you're referring to is just a high point on the
Virgin Peak's ridge.

Of course, I have no way to confirm that
without actually going up there myself.

Reminds me of this :

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - May 31, 2011 3:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Pretty please ..

http://www.summitpost.org/virgin-peak-from-valley-of-fire/397350/c-154732 That photo shows Virgin Peak with a similar vantage point like your photo with no snow. You can see the same pyramid shaped peak to the left of the main summit that I was pointing out in your photo. You had a GREAT ZOOM!!

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 31, 2011 11:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty please ..

Yeah, I was poking around a bit and found
that one.

It must have been an optical illusion,
because it DID look closer than it actually
was. Guess that's what threw me off,
considering the depth of field and the
amount of snow it had on the final day of
December.

A very cold wind was blowing, and I had to
prevent frostbite by jumping up and down
and standing on my head.

AlpineJimmie

AlpineJimmie - May 16, 2011 11:25 am - Voted 10/10

Mormon??

I'm clueless on the name of the peak???? however, what an awesome photo.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 16, 2011 10:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mormon??

Thanks Mister Alpine ..

I never reached the summit. Just wondering
if it really is Mormon, and is blessed with
a bevy of vegetation, such as Ponderosa pine
and/or ancient Bristlecone.

Would be interesting to fly over in a plane ... the east side looks like a grove of
evergreens growing high above the Mojave.

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