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What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby wildlobo71 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:08 pm

I know this topic routinely circulates but I haven't needed assistance until now... and I hope it's idiotically simple. This photo was taken from San Luis peak, towards the east to northeast. It's not East/West Buffalo Peaks, and it's not the Spanish Peaks and right now I am a bit perplexed at other commonly joined mountains with a saddle such as this. Perhaps it's just a case of never seeing something so "standard" from the backside.

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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby d_baker » Mon May 27, 2013 6:32 pm

Mt. Ouray and something.
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Postby screeman57 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:49 pm

Are you absolutely sure it's not the Spanish Peaks? Looks like the backside of those to me.
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Postby TravelingMatt » Mon May 27, 2013 6:53 pm

d_baker wrote:Mt. Ouray and something.


*ding ding ding*

The "something" on the left is Point 13472.
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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby wildlobo71 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:07 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:
d_baker wrote:Mt. Ouray and something.


*ding ding ding*

The "something" on the left is Point 13472.


I agree with that - Chipeta Peak is the small point in the middle and Chipeta Pass goes by that to the south. The peaks don't look 500' separate in elevation, but my topo maps and intuition say it can't be anything else.
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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby San Juan Ron » Mon May 27, 2013 7:43 pm

Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta. SJ Ron
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Postby rijaca » Mon May 27, 2013 7:54 pm

Un 13,472' (l) and Ouray (r)
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Postby GeezerClimber » Tue May 28, 2013 8:15 am

screeman57 wrote:Are you absolutely sure it's not the Spanish Peaks? Looks like the backside of those to me.


The Spanish peaks would be east/southeast from San Luis and would be hidden behind the Sangres in any event. Ouray is the correct answer.

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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby rijaca » Tue May 28, 2013 8:40 am

GeezerClimber wrote:
screeman57 wrote:Are you absolutely sure it's not the Spanish Peaks? Looks like the backside of those to me.


The Spanish peaks would be east/southeast from San Luis and would be hidden behind the Sangres in any event. Ouray is the correct answer.

Dave


There is hardly any snow on the Spanish Peaks...
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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby Jim Davies » Tue May 28, 2013 9:34 am

How's the road to the Cordoba Pass trailhead looking? It might be time for a road trip...
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Postby rijaca » Tue May 28, 2013 9:45 am

Jim Davies wrote:How's the road to the Cordoba Pass trailhead looking? It might be time for a road trip...


Saw lots of passenger cars at the Pass.
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Re: What mountains are these - 2013 edition

Postby Gphunk88 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:51 am

Rijaca- I take it that is a current pic of WSP?

I know this isn't the topic of this thread... but since that pic was posted I just wanted to ask a few quick questions about it. Is Cordova Pass the trailhead to reach WSP? What is the class? (I'm guessing 2?) And the final question... Can you reach ESP easily from WSP? Haven't been down in that area yet but seeing as how I've been hearing about little snow/fast melting in the Sangres I am think about checking it out very soon. Thanks for any reply or direction of where I can go for this beta.

PS.- If I am wrong about the little snow/fast melting in the Sangres I would appreciate an update on the conditions down there.

Thanks again!
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