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Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:50 pm

I'm trying to ID a peak I took a few weeks ago from Glacier Point (this isn't the picture). I used my zoom lens for that. I found a wide angle view I took a few years ago. So is this correct?

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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Yes. I checked the topo map and the line-of-sight as well as the form of the peak (outline, W face, and spur to the N) look like this peak should be Vogelsang.
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:29 pm

Thanks for checking! Looking at pictures of Vogelsang Peak online, it just doesn't look the same.

Thanks again. I can now post my picture from last week and call it "Vogelsang Peak"...LOL!
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:05 pm

I haven't looked at the topo, but it doesn't look like Vogelsang to me. Post your zoom pic and maybe it will look familiar.
Also, next time you're at GP, they have a topo display that ID's the peaks.
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:28 pm

It is Vogelsang Peak. Perfect time to use Google Earth, here are 3 snapshots
at different zoom lengths from Glacier Point. Gotta love Google Earth!

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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:56 pm

The Other Tom wrote:I haven't looked at the topo, but it doesn't look like Vogelsang to me. Post your zoom pic and maybe it will look familiar.
Also, next time you're at GP, they have a topo display that ID's the peaks.


Here's the pic (in the light):

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I found a crude drawing listing the featured peaks, and this "said" Vogelsang Peak. I'm thinking of comeing back up for the next full moon. :unibrow:
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:59 pm

Yes, I recognize Parson's peak, so your original guess of Vogelsang is correct (as others have verified). Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:18 pm

The Other Tom wrote:Yes, I recognize Parson's peak, so your original guess of Vogelsang is correct (as others have verified). Sorry for the confusion.


No problem.


I have to ask....which one is Parson's Peak? Can you ID anymore peaks referencing my close-up photo?
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:48 am

Well, I guess my peak recognition skills are in question, but I believe Parson's is the peak to the right of Vogelsang. It starts as a flat area then rises to a peak on the right. I'm sure Maverick or someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:05 am

Maybe this will help.....
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php ... #msg-52134
I think Parson's peak is on the right side of Parson's plateau in the picture.
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