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Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:24 am

I have been driving 550 N for 5 years now and I for some reason still don't know if that is Eolus and N. Eolus to the right of Turret. Nobody I know can tell me, can anyone enlighten me? THX

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby Vincopotamus » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:07 am

Don't know about from 550, but this picture from the top of Purg's front side might help. The most prominent peak is Pigeon, right of it is Turret, and I believe the next two peaks to the right are N. Eolus and Eolus? I think the saddle between the two holds the catwalk. You can see that Eolus' summit ridge runs SSE, or off to the right in this picture.

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:24 am

Yeah those 2 on the right are the peaks in question. I haven't been back to Chi basin yet (there's just so much to do out here!!).... thx, maybe that picture will make it easier to identify. I see this almost everyday..

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby Oman » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:31 am

North Eolus is not a mountain.

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:12 pm

nowhere above did anyone reference it as a mountain, but thanks for the input.

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:08 pm

Oman wrote:North Eolus is not a mountain.

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeezerClimber » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:15 pm

Oman wrote:North Eolus is not a mountain.


True, but it has better views than Eolus and is well worth the small amount of extra effort to climb.

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:14 pm

Ceca n'est pas une montagne. Mais ca n'import pas.

Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby ScreeSurfer » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:25 am

Yes, Vincopotamus is correct, that is N. Eolus and Eolus to the right of Turret as seen from Highway 550. www.caltopo.com has a great view analysis tool that can confirm this. This is how I use it, locate Eolus and generate a viewshed analysis from the summit. All areas visible from Eolus will be shaded red (you will notice a couple of sections along 550 are shaded red, this means you can see Eolus from these sections).
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Viewshed analysis from Summit of Mt Eolus
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Now, right click on the section of 550 that is shaded red and select View from here. You can zoom and pan to take a look towards Eolus. Labels of peaks will automatically be overlayed.
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View from 550
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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby altidude » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:14 pm

ScreeSurfer wrote:Yes, Vincopotamus is correct, that is N. Eolus and Eolus to the right of Turret as seen from Highway 550. www.caltopo.com has a great view analysis tool that can confirm this. This is how I use it, locate Eolus and generate a viewshed analysis from the summit. All areas visible from Eolus will be shaded red (you will notice a couple of sections along 550 are shaded red, this means you can see Eolus from these sections).


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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:38 pm

wow. I knew something like that existed out there in internetland.. THX

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Re: Mt. Eoulus and N. from 550?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:33 am

screesurfer, you just changed my life. this. website. is. awesome. thx a million

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