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Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:50 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 8:10 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 1:29 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 2:05 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 2:28 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 3:56 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 5:59 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 8:18 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 3:48 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 4:05 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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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:44 am

The Other Tom wrote: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.


Excellent!! I've been scouring the web for something like that! :thumbsup:
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Re: Is this Vogelsang Peak?

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:55 am

The peak in the middle in the last photo is Parson's Peak. In this snapshot from
Google Earth PP is located south of Ireland Lake and is marked by the green triangle
to the right of where the straight green line meets the Sierra Crest (marked by the
green curvy line).
VP is located by the green triangle at the far left edge of the snapshot in the middle.

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