Peak identification

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Peak identification

Post by mckee80 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:51 am

Does anyone know the name of this multicolored gem? We saw it a number of times on our trip, most predominantly looking north from between Pine Lake and Upper Pine Lake. I can’t find a map that has it labeled.

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Re: Peak identification

Post by TehipiteTom » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:32 am

Looks like Peak 12245. It's pretty striking in satellite view.

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Re: Peak identification

Post by mckee80 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:07 pm

TehipiteTom wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:32 am
Looks like Peak 12245. It's pretty striking in satellite view.
Thanks, I was hoping it had a cooler name :). We didn't see any others like it on our trip.

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Re: Peak identification

Post by tlsharb » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:00 pm

Funny, I saw that from Puppet Col and thought, "that must be Striped Mtn". Seemed to make sense. But then I looked up where Striped Mtn was when I got home....not even close. But your right, that is a "way cool" looking peak. And though I have a minor in geology from a million years ago, I have no idea what that is. Any geologists want to weigh in???

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Re: Peak identification

Post by Harlen » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:38 pm

Me three! I have long admired the Pine Creek geology, and wondered what the dark rock is? It is shot through with both the standard quartzy veins, and larger dikes that I suspect qualify as "pegmatite dikes." I am guessing the dark rock is one of the ancestral Sierra, meta-volcanics, but that isn't saying much.

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Here is Bearzy below a giant boulder from this same mountain.

We have some pretty illustrious geologists at HST, and hopefully one of them will come through with the geologic map of the area.... Giantbrookie?, Mokelumnekid?, geologist and botany guy-Bill/sekihiker? Thanks in advance, Ian.
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Re: Peak identification

Post by tlsharb » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:03 am

A "pegmatite dike". Dang Harlan, you are bringing back terms from a former life :)

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Re: Peak identification

Post by copeg » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:17 am

I recall visiting the area with my brother years ago, and both of us just in awe of that peak. We thought it deserved a proper name - not necessarily for the books but something at least for us to refer to. He came up with the name 'Swarm Dike Peak' (with geological origin rather than urban dictionary origin) and it's stuck in my mind ever since (for better or worse).

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Re: Peak identification

Post by franklin411 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:09 pm

There's an app called PeakFinder that has line drawings of mountain peaks around the world. You hold your phone up like you're taking a picture, and the app uses GPS and your phone's compass to generate a line drawing of the skyline in front of you, along with the names of the peaks. Works very well, and you can download the skyline file before leaving civilization so you don't have to have internet access to use it.

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Re: Peak identification

Post by MichaelRPetrick » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:12 am

My friends and I referred to it as Tiramisu Peak on our August trip to Granite Park. Had me dreaming of cinnamon and espresso.

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Re: Peak identification

Post by tlsharb » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:15 am

So what does it take for an unnamed peak to get named? Tiramisu is nice, but I'm still voting for Swarm Dike Pk.
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