San Juans location help

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San Juans location help

Postby lazybeagle » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi,

Ive owened a poster for years and want to try to get to where its taken but I dont know. The poster says it was taken in the San Juans but thats all it mentions. Guessing weminuche, but could be wrong. What peak or ridge is this taken from? The following link is not spam or going to take you to a site selling viagara or anything - just the photo.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazybeagle/?saved=1

Thank you 14ers members for any help you can provide.
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby gonzalj » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:35 pm

That really looks like it's taken from the summit of sneffels (or close to the summit) looking west (if I'm not mistaken) on some of the dallas divide range.
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby d_baker » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:47 pm

It's from Sneffels, looking S at Gilpin Pk (with the snow couloir) and the "Block Tops" ridge line leading to Dallas Pk (on far looker's right of photo).
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Amazing how this thread happened. A Frontier flight from PHX passed over almost exactly the same spot yesterday. The profile of Dallas Peak was clearly in view. Sorry no photos from me - part of the Sneffels Range was obscured and by the time I could aim my camera the view was gone.
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby CO Native » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:01 pm

d_baker wrote:It's from Sneffels, looking S at Gilpin Pk (with the snow couloir) and the "Block Tops" ridge line leading to Dallas Pk (on far looker's right of photo).

I concur.

If you want to do that pose yourself I believe that very rock is just to the south of the top of the Lavendar Couloir on Sneffels.
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby lazybeagle » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:42 pm

Thanks everyone. Funny thing is I was on top of Sneffels about 6 years ago...but it was so foggy I could barely see my hand in front of my face. Cant say Ill mind trying it again, was a gorgeous area (though my camaro didnt agree).

"top of the Lavendar Couloir" - kudos CO Native. Do want to mimic the poster. Heres hoping for perfect weather.

Thank you!
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby k-berger » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Have that picture in my office at work, beautiful photo. Definately not from the top of Sneffels, you can see the SW ridge of Sneffels on the right of the photo. Looks like the outcropping across from the top of lavender col.
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Re: San Juans location help

Postby MtHurd » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:14 pm

I have this one too in the form of a bookmark.

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