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dsnell

dsnell - Aug 23, 2003 10:51 pm - Voted 10/10

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Great page, Scott. Keep it up!

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Nov 1, 2003 12:14 pm - Voted 10/10

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I somehow missed this one. Nice page!. This one looks increadible!

Rockopotamus

Rockopotamus - Feb 12, 2004 2:16 pm - Voted 10/10

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Great web site...this mountain was basically in my back yard. But It's been almost two decades since I've been back.

bahia0019

bahia0019 - Dec 19, 2008 12:21 am - Hasn't voted

Here I come

Heading there tomorrow. Be on summit if there isn't too much snow Saturday late morning.
It'll be my first real peak, so I'm looking forward to it!

Thanks for all the great info.

bahia0019

bahia0019 - Dec 19, 2008 12:28 am - Hasn't voted

Here I come

Heading there tomorrow. Be on summit if there isn't too much snow Saturday late morning.
It'll be my first real peak, so I'm looking forward to it!

Thanks for all the great info.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 21, 2009 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10

12K?

I have seen alot of sources showing Sierra Blanca at 12,005ft, is that true or is there a discrepency with the true elevation?

surgent

surgent - Aug 21, 2009 3:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 12K?

The Rand-McNally atlases have Sierra Blanca at 12,003 ft. They have a lot of other elevations off a bit too. I have no idea where they get their info from. The topo maps do not support this figure though, and I think the consensus is for the current 11,9xx figure.

hans.schenk

hans.schenk - Jun 4, 2012 10:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 12K?

According to Mike Butterfield's Guide to the Mountains of New Mexico by Peter Greene, in the early 70s the altitude was officially 12,003 ft. However, when the USGS took new measurements (in the 90's or 2000s?) the altitude was lowered 30 feet to 11,973. Hence there are probably some maps with the old elevation, and some with the new.

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