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Name This Peak

Postby LightRanger » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:16 pm

Thoughts?

https://www.facebook.com/Abefineart/photos/a.463221743793956.1073741828.463214547128009/827169514065842/?type=1&theater

Recently a good friend purchased some land that provided access to one of these amazing and rarely visited valleys. Doing some online scouting I could not find any images from this place, and it appeared that their was a large hanging valley at the end of the 9 mile long canyon. So I packed a bag for a few days of backpacking and set out to see what I could find. Never have I hiked through such a diverse and beautiful valley. Junipers, Aspen, creeks, waterfalls, wildflowers, all along this hike. Better yet not a single person or sign of man. Reaching the end of the canyon and the hanging meadow, I was rewarded with maybe the most awe inspiring view I have every scene. I camped for 2 nights in this place and photographed to my hearts content. All the while this massive granite peak towered over me.


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Clues are:
1. Private land at the foot of the drainage.
2. ~9 mile long drainage.
3. Hanging meadow at the head of the drainage.
4. Granite peak.
5. Rarely visited?

All that being said, I wouldn't put a ton of stock in the description, because, that doesn't look very granitic to me.



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Re: Name This Peak

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:16 pm

Main clue:
Recently a good friend purchased some land
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Re: Name This Peak

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:55 am

It kind of looks like Flatiron Peak. ??
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Re: Name This Peak

Postby ndwoods » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:12 pm

Lovely....and the answer is...?
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Re: Name This Peak

Postby limpingcrab » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:48 am

Flatiron Butte. A friend has been doing some climbing on it, see last year's American Alpine Journal.
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Re: Name This Peak

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:24 am

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Name This Peak

Postby LightRanger » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:12 am

Thanks LC and Mav. Appreciated.
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