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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby TehipiteTom » Sat May 14, 2016 3:39 pm

alpinemike wrote:I will admit this one will probably be quite tough, but I'm very curious if anyone has been here so good luck.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby alpinemike » Sun May 15, 2016 10:42 pm

If the lake must have a name then I must have missed that in the rules. But that would also mean Rogue's lake in the enchanted gorge wouldn't count either.

Since no one has been able to give a positive identification and it's been a few days I will provide a crucial clue. This scene is located on the west side of the Black Divide. If you can figure out the mountain on the ridge line on the left side this shouldn't be too hard.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby tomba » Sun May 15, 2016 11:55 pm

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby alpinemike » Mon May 16, 2016 8:24 am

Very nicely done Tomba. That is the exact spot indeed. Such a beautiful area that resembles nothing of the typical Black Divide terrain to me. Without a doubt one of the most remote spots in the Sierra. Have you ever been there by chance?

In any case you are up!
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Mon May 16, 2016 1:53 pm

alpinemike wrote:If the lake must have a name then I must have missed that in the rules. But that would also mean Rogue's lake in the enchanted gorge wouldn't count either.

Since no one has been able to give a positive identification and it's been a few days I will provide a crucial clue. This scene is located on the west side of the Black Divide. If you can figure out the mountain on the ridge line on the left side this shouldn't be too hard.



Hi Mike,

After the thread was started I informally suggested we limit photos to places that have names because there are myriad no name peaks, lakes, and ponds that would be difficult to identify. I've been to many locations without names that look like no one has visited those areas in decades if ever and would not expect anyone might identify such places. In your picture's case that peak in the back is part of Wheel Mountain so that would qualify. If a postee posts an image with a noname lake they might note the lake does not have a name that would indicate some other prominent feature in an image like a peak does have a name.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby tomba » Mon May 16, 2016 9:39 pm

alpinemike wrote:Have you ever been there by chance?


No I haven't. Your hint was a big help. I read the TR from your trip there. Google Earth confirmed the view and helped find the exact spot.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue May 17, 2016 5:58 am

Big Chief Lake

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby wildhiker » Tue May 17, 2016 10:55 am

Rogue, are you posting the next photo? Yours is of Cotton Lake with the Silver Divide in the background.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby tomba » Tue May 17, 2016 7:32 pm

Correct, Big Chief Lake.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby tomba » Tue May 17, 2016 9:00 pm

wildhiker: confirmed (see photo). You are next.

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