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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:30 am

How about Emerald? It looks like the divide misses the summit by less than 1/4 mile.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:44 am

Jim Davies wrote:How about Emerald? It looks like the divide misses the summit by less than 1/4 mile.


Emerald is probably correct, assuming there's an area where the terrain drops between the nearest point on the Divide and the Emerald summit. Otherwise you can extend the Divide to the summit.

Half Peak is similar, with the distance from the Divide to the summit closer to a third of a mile. The photo of Half in Roach's 13ers book shows someone standing near the Divide with the descending portion pretty clear. On Ouray the distance is closer to a mile. (I have hiked Ouray and Half but not Emerald yet, so can't confirm what the terrain does on the way up to Emerald. Interestingly, the standard route on all three peaks involves going up to the Divide then across the slightly descending section.)
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:52 am

BTW, Phoenix looks to be about .5-.6 miles from the Divide. I believe the complete list of centennials whose summits are on the Divide is: Edwards, Clinton, Oklahoma, Grizzly, Ice, North Apostle and RG Pyramid.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:58 am

Phoenix Peak (13,895') comes within 1/4-1/2 mile of the divide.

Edit: Looks like you agree.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby adrobertson » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:14 pm

A question that follows from a lot of the recent trivia about the continental divide:

On its Grizzly Peak page, Summitpost states: "Other than the popular founteeners Grays and Torreys, Grizzly Peak (13,988-ft) is the highest point on the Colorado Continental Divide.". This is technically incorrect...

What is the highest point on the continental divide in Colorado that's not on the slopes of Grays or Torreys?

Hint: it's over 14K

Other hint: it's not a ranked peak. (hopefully that's obvious)

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Floyd » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:26 pm

adrobertson wrote:A question that follows from a lot of the recent trivia about the continental divide:

On its Grizzly Peak page, Summitpost states: "Other than the popular founteeners Grays and Torreys, Grizzly Peak (13,988-ft) is the highest point on the Colorado Continental Divide.". This is technically incorrect...

What is the highest point on the continental divide in Colorado that's not on the slopes of Grays or Torreys?

Hint: it's over 14K

Other hint: it's not a ranked peak. (hopefully that's obvious)

Alex R.


Just a guess, but Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness HP (Pt. 14,169) to the north of Massive?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:27 pm

adrobertson wrote:What is the highest point on the continental divide in Colorado that's not on the slopes of Grays or Torreys?

Hint: it's over 14K.


Looks like it goes over the west side of the Massive massif and tops out at 14169... oooh, Floyd just beat me.

BTW, what is the LOWEST point on the Divide in CO? Is it La Veta Pass? (Duh: Can't be; the Divide doesn't cross the Sangres.)
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Re: 14er Trivia

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby adrobertson » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:31 pm

[quote="Floyd"][quote="adrobertson"]A question that follows from a lot of the recent trivia about the continental divide:

On its Grizzly Peak page, Summitpost states: "Other than the popular founteeners Grays and Torreys, Grizzly Peak (13,988-ft) is the highest point on the Colorado Continental Divide.". This is technically incorrect...

What is the highest point on the continental divide in Colorado that's not on the slopes of Grays or Torreys?

Hint: it's over 14K

Other hint: it's not a ranked peak. (hopefully that's obvious)

Alex R.[/quote]

Just a guess, but Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness HP (Pt. 14,169) to the north of Massive?[/quote]


yup! - 14,169.

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:32 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:BTW, what is the LOWEST point on the Divide in CO? Is it La Veta Pass? (Duh: Can't be; the Divide doesn't cross the Sangres.)


Muddy Pass (8722')?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Jesse M » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:29 pm

What is the only 14er to have the Stanley Cup carried to the summit, by who, and for what reason?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:36 pm

MntOwl wrote:What is the only 14er to have the Stanley Cup carried to the summit, by who, and for what reason?


Avalanche VP Mark Waggoner carried the Cup to the top of Mt Elbert on 8/16/2001 to celebrate the Avs winning the Cup in 2001.

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