Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

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Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby fahixson » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:36 pm

Sightseeing in the Ouray area last week, we made a stop in Chattanooga, CO at the bottom of Red Mountain Pass, between Silverton and Ouray. Although booming in 1883, there's not much left of Chattanooga, CO, but it was worth a stop for us because I'm from Chattanooga, TN originally.

There were a few signs at one pulloff that talked about the history of the area, wildlife, and a discussion of the known avalanche areas along US 550. Along with depicting these avalanches, the sign also identified a number of mountains in the area (Sneffels, Telluride, Lookout Peak, etc.). The one that caught my attention though was Whitehorse Mountain (14,492'). The names and elevations of the other mountains depicted on the sign appear to be correct. Never heard of Whitehorse though. SP has a page for Whitehorse Mountain in WA, but it's nowhere near 14k.

So, is there a Whitehorse Mountain built up with disappearing rocks? Former mountain destroyed by volcano? First rule about 14ers is don't talk about Whitehorse Mountain?
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby ajkagy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:39 pm

typo...whitehorse is 13,492 instead of 14
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby MtHurd » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:56 pm

It's still not as high as Whitney.
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:14 pm

Its actually a double typo, the peak's name is WhitehoUse, not WhitehoRse. Probably partly why you couldn't find it anywhere. It does have an SP page:

http://www.summitpost.org/whitehouse-mountain/748777
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby fahixson » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:30 pm

Thanks. Yeah, the double typo got me. I see Whitehouse on 13ers.com, LoJ, and SP. No luck with Whitehorse though (at least nothing above 10k ft).
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby MtHurd » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:38 pm

Whitehorse Hill in NM is a fine hike. :wink:
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby Mark A Steiner » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:14 pm

Not far east from "Whitehorse" is Wildhorse Peak (Uncompahgres), viewed from Engineer Pass (Lake City side) and about 4 miles from Wetterhorn.
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby ajkagy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:13 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:Its actually a double typo, the peak's name is WhitehoUse, not WhitehoRse. Probably partly why you couldn't find it anywhere. It does have an SP page:

http://www.summitpost.org/whitehouse-mountain/748777


doh! didn't notice that on the map, hah funny they messed up twice.
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:41 pm

If you wanna climb... don't climb the Whitehorse.
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby Scott P » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:16 pm

What if it's not an error and many of the 14er finishers aren't really finishers. :wink:
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Re: Whitehorse Mtn (14,492'), huh?

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:01 pm

Scott P wrote:What if it's not an error and many of the 14er finishers aren't really finishers. :wink:

insert Sunlight Spire debate here. :lol:
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