"Fake Names" for mountains

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"Fake Names" for mountains

by Marmaduke » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:43 pm

Below is the link to comments regarding naming mountains/peaks that do not have an official name. Curious to your thoughts.

https://www.summitpost.org/object_discu ... 114#506114

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Re: "Fake Names" for mountains

by Puma concolor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:06 am

One that immediately comes to mind is a New England Hundred Highest bushwhack peak known as “Peak Above the Nubble.” Say PATN to a hardened Northeast peakbagger and he/she will immediately know what you mean. The Nubble is a named peak, but PATN is a higher and more sought-after wooded point with no official name.

And that’s the whole point of naming peaks, I suppose, whether they are recognized by the USGS or not. Name recognition amongst the crowd that attempts the mountain in question is what really matters.

http://4000footers.com/peakabovethenubble.shtml

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Re: "Fake Names" for mountains

by Marmaduke » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:24 pm

Below was my response to the question I posed here based on the question posed by a SPer on the link.

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.

Scott responded again with a more opinionated view, I agree.

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Re: "Fake Names" for mountains

by nartreb » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:53 am

Yeah, unofficial names are everywhere, and everybody uses them. Sometimes, once in a while, the USGS catches up to the hiking/climbing community and adds a name, but it usually takes decades (and/or political intervention, like for Denali). And of course there are other authorities in other countries...

No problem with using unofficial names on SummitPost, or even coining new ones, as long as the page makes clear where the name comes from.


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