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What's that mountain?

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Hello All,

I was on the top of Mt. Stuart last weekend. A beautiful day and an excellent view ! Since I am new to the cascades, I am still trying to figure out where and the names of the different mountains. From the top, looking north, I saw a very small white top way in the distance, probably in Canada. Can anyone tell me the name of this mountain?

Thanks.

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I was up on Stuart too. I believe the one further north and west was Baker and the one closer and east (but still west of Stuart) was Glacier peak, but I'm not positive. What time did you top out?

Greg

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Hey fellahs,

I was up there too and took note of the small glaciated peak way to the North.

I could clearly see Baker to the North, Glacier (closer and less snowy) and I guessed at the time that the small, glaciated peak way to the north was in Canada, and that more specifically it was Garibaldi (in the Whistler/Blackcomb area, as I recall).

Did you folks notice the FLAGPOLE, just to the East, sticking up from below the summit of Pennant Peak? Very cool looking little spire.

Any canadians out there want to verify Garibaldi? Can you see it from Stuart?

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You can't see Garibaldi from Stuart. Guaranteed. I will even stake a beer on this! You might have been seeing the big bench glacier on Tamihi, or something like that...

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Hmmmm.

I shot some slides of the distant mystery peak, will try to post them here when they come back -- that might help clarify things.

Give me a week or so on this.

S

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You need to be more specific in the location. It could have been Silvertip. It could have been Mt. Blum too.

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There is no visible snow on the south aspect of Silvertip, so it couldn't have been that.

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As I recall, it appeared to be North and maybe slightly East of Baker. It was big and looked volcanic to me. Certainly snowy and glaciated on it's southern side. That's why I guessed it was Garibaldi. Shows what I know.

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Isn't Garibaldi surrounded by some even higher peaks anyway? So it wouldn't be that prominent...

Hey Dru... What's this mountain:

Chilliwack.JPG

This is taken from near Tomyhoi (thats Tomyhoi on the right) looking north over the Fraser Valley and... Chilliwack? I was wondering what that prominent white peak on the left is... (maybe its what gearbot/goatboy saw)

 

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Holy shit, Shuksan huh? Maybe so .....

But it seemed relatively flat-topped as I recall, and seemed pretty far north of Baker . . .

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The one on the left is the Golden Ears massif, and the one on the right is Robie Ried, I think. That aint what goatboy saw either. I'm pretty sure, east of Baker, it would be Shuksan - but I could be wrong. I dunno what gearbot saw, probably not Garibaldi either, not much snow left on it right now anyways.

[This message has been edited by Dru (edited 09-11-2001).]

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I haven't been up Stuart for many years, but Shuksan is very prominent in the view from many peaks in the central Cascades. Viewed from the south, it looks pretty symmetrical and is gently sloped on each skyline - a snow pyramid that might appear "volcanic." Bring on the photos!

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Hello everyone,

As best as I can remember looking north with Mt. Rainier on the left,here is what I saw: (please remember I am new to this area, so I am naming these peaks from pictures from Nelson’s first book, I have not climb them, yet):

the nearest and most right was Glacier Peak (this was half rock and half snow), to the left and farther away was Mt. Baker (a large snow covered volcano), (I believe Forbidden Peak was back and between Glacier and Baker), next farther away and more to the left again was a long ridge of mountains, without snow, running more or less east to west, and poking up behind this ridge, very far away, was a tip of a mountain. You could only see the tip and it completely white.

Any ideas what this mountain was?

Hope this helps.

 

 

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The long ridge could be the Twin Sisters range - no snow - still no idea what the snowy thing was if it was behind them - would not be Garibaldi from that angle. Got pictures?

[maybe it was the thermal plume from Sumas 1 rolleyes.gif ]

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What your all seeing in that picture is obviously Mt. Everest. Just to the left of that is the north face of the Eiger, and under that is Jung Frau. So there, you amateurs!

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Mount Analogue reveals itself only to those open to the thosophist nature of mountaineering, usually hidden from ordinary view by rational doubt. Problay twern't.

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Gearboy, would you have happened to have a "compass" in addition to your other 20+ lbs of gear on Stuart? if you take a bearing on the mystery mountain , when you get home comsult appropriate maps and bingo! this somewhat archaic piece of gear comes in handy for peak ID.

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compass, thats like a GPS but you need a map to use it right? or do you mean the thing with the spike and pencil holder you use in high school geometry class to draw circles?

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Hello All,

I finally got around to scanning the picture from last fall's climb on Mt. Stuart. Here a link to the view from the top of Stuart, looking north:

(www.angelfire.com/trek/mera/Scan411.jpg)

(sorry, it seems like the anglefire system does not let me link or include the picture, you have to cut and paste the link into your browser manually, sorry, is there are better way in include pictures?)

Since I am a new to the Cascades, here is my "2 cent" read on the photo: on the right is Glacier Peak, on the left on is Mt. Baker, but what is the small snow covered peak in the center?

Thinking about summer,

G.B.

[ 03-16-2002: Message edited by: gearbot ]

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If you were on the summit of Stuart and looking North, Rainier would not be in your left view. It is South of Stuart, behind you. Are you sure you were on Stuart? Perhaps Pinnacle? Just call me a smart ass...

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quote:

Originally posted by dbb:
Hey, did you guys access via Esmerelda basin/Teeanaway with a car? could you drive all the way to the TH already??

Pssssst, dude - check out the dates of the first several posts. tongue.gif" border="0

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