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freedeep

freedeep - Mar 24, 2020 9:44 am - Voted 7/10

More fake names to mountains

I used to work for the U.S. Government in Yellowstone National Park. We never used fake names for features, Period. Use of fake names is confusing and misleading.
I see these fakes names on various over-the-counter topo maps. If you like fake names, that is your choice, but don't push it off on the world like this is correct. We should all stick to what is shown on the USGS topographic maps, in this case the Castle Mountain Quadrangle map. There is no darlene mtn shown, Period.
This misleading naming is just like other maps that show wrong names for Navajo Tarn Lake and Varve Lake.
In the photos I have included a copy of the USGS topo map for the Castle Mountain Quadrangle.
I do not support the undocumented naming of the west peak (to the name darlene), which in itself is a name that has no similarity to the naming convention of all the other peaks in the area. Internet search of USGS database shows no use outside of this website, and no documentation.
Be honest.

Scott

Scott - Mar 24, 2020 11:18 am - Voted 10/10

Re: More fake names to mountains

Internet search of USGS database shows no use outside of this website, and no documentation.

The name appears on the LOJ list which only includes names marked on maps and guidebooks, but I don't know the original source.

I used to work for the U.S. Government in Yellowstone National Park. We never used fake names for features, Period.

I know this isn't true beause Yellowstone National Park (as well as many other national parks) use many names for features that aren't in the USGS database.

freedeep

freedeep - Mar 26, 2020 8:53 am - Voted 7/10

Re: More fake names to mountains

When I worked there, no fake names on official documentation is what I should have said. My boss at the time, the YNP Geologist, R. Hutchinson, would never have allowed me to submit reports with non-official names. Casual conversation might allow it, but even that was frowned on.
Google search come up with no LOJ list, beyond List of John. Maps and guidebooks make up there own names, which is what I was referring to in my original comment. The image I posted of Castle USGS top map for the area, no other name shown of course.

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Mar 27, 2020 9:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: More fake names to mountains

I would like and appreciate Scott's perspective and others on this site that have been instrumental on having such an impact on it's development. There are virtually thousands of mountains on this site where the authors have labeled the peak/mountain "Mount Bliss" and usually they add "point 11, 573 feet". All have the GPS coordinates as well, I'm not sure why there would be any confusion. I understand in a field of government business, but for this site.....I think it's all perfectly fine. Like I said, would be great to hear from others who have built this site up so extremely well.

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