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Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by Jbrow327 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:12 pm

What spot? Trail, peak, or road it doesn't matter.
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by dwoodward13 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:52 pm

If it doesn't matter I would guess an airplane :lol:

This has come up at least twice recently. Seems both conclusions were somewhere in the Sawatch like La Plata.
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Post by Salient » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:05 pm

It seems like the summit of La Plata peak is in the optimal position on a clear day to view the most amount of 14ers. You might see more than 10 from the summit.
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by Carl_Healy » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:35 pm

Yeah I made a post about this recently, which in turn elicited responses about "Hey someone has posted about this before."

https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 06#p733706
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by Tigerbear » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:56 am

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Post by WanderingJim » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:04 am

From the International Space Station. :)
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Post by CaptainSuburbia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:44 am

Elbert for sure. It's the tallest.
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by Gandalf69 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:58 am

Bison peak. You can see pikes to the south, evans and bierstaut to the north, the entire mosquitoe range, most of the swatch range, and some of the sangres way to the south, on a clear day of course.
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by espressoself » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:01 pm

Using PeakFinder, I built a spreadsheet to figure out from which 14er the most other 14ers could be seen. Assuming PeakFinder (which admittedly has some incorrect elevations listed) is correct, the winner is Princeton, with a whopping 48 visible from the summit. Here is the top of the list:
1. Princeton - 48
2. Harvard - 47
3. Tie between Shavano & Antero - 46
4. Tie between Columbia & Tabeguache - 45
5. Belford - 43
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by bdloftin77 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:07 pm

espressoself wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:01 pm
Using PeakFinder, I built a spreadsheet to figure out from which 14er the most other 14ers could be seen. Assuming PeakFinder (which admittedly has some incorrect elevations listed) is correct, the winner is Princeton, with a whopping 48 visible from the summit. Here is the top of the list:
1. Princeton - 48
2. Harvard - 47
3. Tie between Shavano & Antero - 46
4. Tie between Columbia & Tabeguache - 45
5. Belford - 43
You can also use caltopo (either 'view from here' or 'viewshed analysis') to verify peakfinder's accuracy. Sometimes it overestimates what you can see from different peaks.

I was working on a spreadsheet a while ago using both.. I'll have to see if I can dig that up. The peaks you listed do ring a bell of being way up there in terms of 14er visibility.

Thanks for looking into this!
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by espressoself » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:02 pm

bdloftin77 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:07 pm
You can also use caltopo (either 'view from here' or 'viewshed analysis') to verify peakfinder's accuracy. Sometimes it overestimates what you can see from different peaks.

I was working on a spreadsheet a while ago using both.. I'll have to see if I can dig that up. The peaks you listed do ring a bell of being way up there in terms of 14er visibility.

Thanks for looking into this!
I checked on Princeton, and if you use CalTopo, you actually get 49 -- Crestone Needle makes the cut...could it be that 25 foot tall minimum vantage point? I may have to go through this and corroborate the rest of them.

Now I want to know what the furthest visible point is from the top of a 14er... According to PeakFinder, from the top of Princeton, you can see 11er Greenie Peak in NM, which is 145mi away. Has anyone done this?
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Re: Where can you see the most 14ers from?

Post by shelly+ » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:18 pm

espressoself wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:02 pm
Now I want to know what the furthest visible point is from the top of a 14er... According to PeakFinder, from the top of Princeton, you can see 11er Greenie Peak in NM, which is 145mi away. Has anyone done this?
From Shavano I spotted San Antonio Mountain in New Mexico, which is apparently 138 miles distant. But there may be better examples.
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