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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby snevill » Thu May 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Ok, my first attempt at posting an image so bear with me.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Thu May 12, 2016 2:34 pm

OK. That's Banner Peak. But I'm not sure where the photo is from. Just south of Donahue Pass?

Right about here:
4.5 km ExNE of Mount Lyell CA
N 37.75303 W 119.22258
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby snevill » Thu May 12, 2016 2:41 pm

That is Banner and you're in the ballpark but not quite there.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby Tom_H » Thu May 12, 2016 2:47 pm

SSSdave wrote:Have you actually been to that basin, up to Fontananillis? I...very much liked the cascading stream flowing down slabs above Upper Velma.


I love that cascading stream. It leaves Fontanilis and goes straight down a pluton, but hits level ground a bit before reaching Upper Velma.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby maverick » Thu May 12, 2016 2:47 pm

OK. That's Banner Peak. But I'm not sure where the photo is from. Just south of Donahue Pass?


Western end of 1000 Is Lake, can see Garnet Pass in the background.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby snevill » Thu May 12, 2016 2:51 pm

Winner. We had just passed along the end of Thousand and were heading toward the low pass to Garnet.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby maverick » Thu May 12, 2016 3:01 pm

Since B guessed the peak, he can post the next one. :)
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Thu May 12, 2016 3:23 pm

That explains the heavily used but un-named use trail!

And I bet that photo was pretty late in the year. September? October?

OK. Try this:

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby snevill » Thu May 12, 2016 3:32 pm

Yes, would have been over labor day weekend a couple years ago. That area along the backsides of both Garnet and 1000 lake are some of my favorite places in the Sierra that I have visited.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Thu May 12, 2016 3:38 pm

Snevill's image is another where by using a straight edge on the topo one can locate the exact camera position that is about the northwest corner of Thousand Island Lake at these crosshairs:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=37.71911,-119.19360&z=19&t=H

The peak in the background poking over the left shoulder of Banner is topo point 3497. In front of the peak top is a rib of Banner right where a steeper slope slightly further distant meets a lower gradient hump that is on the 3220 meter line. All on a straight edge line from that lake corner where one can vaguely see the trail on the photo that on the satellite is somewhat snow obscured. That area back there is fabulous some years late July early August because of all the red Peirson's paintbrush on the very green turf lawns with several aesthetic ponds about.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby maverick » Thu May 12, 2016 4:17 pm

That area back there is fabulous some years late July early August because of all the red Peirson's paintbrush on the very green turf lawns with several aesthetic ponds about.


:nod:

The western end of Garnet can have a decent showing some years, though it has gotten more traffic in the past few years.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu May 12, 2016 4:53 pm

Balzaccom's image is on the ridge above Return Creek SW of Soldier Lake.
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