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Three names for one Peak?

Postby semitrueskerm » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:04 am

Okay, I've researched this mountain after I saw it from the summit of Missouri last weekend.

I have found it to be either...or all of these names:

Silver King Peak
Magdalene Mountain
UN 13,762

Does anyone know which name it "technically" is?
What is the history of this confusion?

Just curious.

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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby geojed » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:19 am

It doesn't have an "official" name. Just unofficial ones. Roach and 13ers.com call it Magdalene with an AKA "Silver King Peak". LOJ calls it both names. http://www.listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=145

On the NE side of the mountain was the Silver King Mine. On the East side was the Magdalene Mine.
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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby Scott P » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:00 pm

It's very common to have un-named peaks go by several names.

It's also somewhat common to have peaks have more than one official name, which makes it even more confusing. Sometimes different scale USGS maps and Forest Service maps use different names for peaks. There are many with two names.

Some even have three. Between the Forest Service Maps and different scale USGS maps, Marys Nipple, Mollies Nipple and Musina Peak (in Utah) are all the same peak.
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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Yep, officially PT 13762 has no name, some call it "Magdalene" and some "Silver King".

If you are interested in route information, the shortest way is probably via Clohesy Lake, take the Pear Lake Trail to the pass, start like you are going up Emerald but leave the ridge on the way up Emerald and traverse a talus field around 12700 to a low point in the connecting ridge (kind of loose). Then you wrap around to Silver King Lake and up the ridge in your photo (north ridge on map) to the top. Probably the best route for a day trip. Alt would be run the connecting ridge from that low point, but I think its more elevation gain that way due to false summits.

On the topic of multiple names, I have also seen several peaks that have a named Benchmark that does not match the USGS Peak Name. For example, Twining Peak above Indy Pass is also Blue BM.
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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby Scott P » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:21 pm

I have also seen several peaks that have a named Benchmark that does not match the USGS Peak Name.


Like this one:

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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby semitrueskerm » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:42 pm

Scott P wrote:
I have also seen several peaks that have a named Benchmark that does not match the USGS Peak Name.


Like this one:

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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby ameristrat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:45 pm

That's pretty funny. Should have a debate up top.
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Re: Three names for one Peak?

Postby Rich H » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:18 pm

I think it is the difference between what Roach is calling it and maybe what List of John and/or summitpost has it as.

ps thanks Chicago...I've been wondering if that is the best way to get it from.
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