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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby subyhiker » Wed May 18, 2016 9:12 am

Thousand Island Lake?



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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby wildhiker » Wed May 18, 2016 12:27 pm

Ok, here's the next photo - tell me where it was taken.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed May 18, 2016 12:39 pm

WAG: northern edge of Red Rock Basin, near Mount Shinn pass?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby wildhiker » Wed May 18, 2016 5:32 pm

TehipiteTom suggests:
WAG: northern edge of Red Rock Basin, near Mount Shinn pass?


Nope, nowhere near that area.
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Wed May 18, 2016 6:41 pm

Are there peaks with real names on the topographic map in that image?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby oldranger » Wed May 18, 2016 7:52 pm

Wildhiker

Isberg and triple divide peaks from near Harriet Lakes
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed May 18, 2016 7:55 pm

Hmmm maybe Southern Yosemite? Around Post Peak Pass?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby wildhiker » Wed May 18, 2016 11:30 pm

Oldranger is basically correct. He got the peak names right, and the specific location is within a mile from Harriet Lake, and I doubt anyone will get any closer. It was actually taken on the little flat spur ridge between two unnamed lakelets about 6/10 of a mile southwest of Harriet Lake. If you are attending the meet-up this summer and coming from Isberg Pass, I recommend you leave the High Trail near the Triple Peak Fork trail junction and take the easy cross-country route along the meadowy benches below Isberg Peak to Harriet Lake, then down Foerster Creek back to Foerster Lake and the High Trail, to see beautiful scenery like this.

Oldranger - your turn to post.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby oldranger » Thu May 19, 2016 6:28 am

I posted my response without looking at a map (probably just as Rogue did) after posting and reviewing my pics of the area I knew it had to be w and near the first ridge you cross after you leave the the high trail heading for Harriet. My pick lacks a lot of clues and unless someone has actually been there it will be difficult to identify and it does not have a name.

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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu May 19, 2016 6:36 am

Hmm not much to go on there. Mosquito Lake?
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby oldranger » Thu May 19, 2016 6:40 am

no. Remember, no name!
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Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Thu May 19, 2016 8:28 am

Hmmm small low res image dawn/dusk on a murky flat overcast day, little terrain clues in background. Unless someone has been there not a place others are likely to identify. Heavily glaciated granite zone, lodgepole pines, some mountain hemlock on ridge. Vaccinium caespitosum on left mid lower frame edge if camera color can be trusted, says at least end of August into September and with the noted tree species puts elevation above 9k. Trouble is there are huge numbers of no name lakes on topos many of which almost no explorers visit, well unless. Unless...my suspicion is this one of those fewer no names lakes that has trout because that is where oldranger goes. So lake would also have some depth. The look of the landscape seems to me to be more like Yosemite than the craggy peaks far south. And if in Yosemite and if it has trout, that would tend to mean it was either an Eastern brook trout lake without a significant inlet stream or more likely is one of the minority rainbow lakes with a stream capable of supporting spawning. But then it may just be a ho hum body of water on the way to a lake those guys were on their way to.
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