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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: Miles of Texas on March 28, 2012, 06:58:17 PM

Title: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Miles of Texas on March 28, 2012, 06:58:17 PM
Does anyone know the name of this formation?  Photo taken at Sotol Vista.
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: bhodges85 on March 28, 2012, 07:03:04 PM
We've always called it "The Carousel".
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Miles of Texas on March 28, 2012, 07:09:21 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: RichardM on March 28, 2012, 08:22:13 PM
It's most often called Carousel Mountain, but I don't know if that name's official.
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Flash on March 28, 2012, 08:24:07 PM
I have read about also having been called Signal Mountain.  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Hoodoo on March 28, 2012, 08:30:17 PM
It's most often called Carousel Mountain, but I don't know if that name's official.

According to the USGS it is called Carousel Mountain. (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-103.3629553&lat=29.2104793&datum=nad83)

A view from the Blue Creek/Homer Wilson Overlook.
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/DonsDoin/BigBendMar2012/IMG_0734resized.jpg)

Don

Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Lance on March 29, 2012, 09:03:35 AM
A view from the south side looking north. You can see the resemblance to a carousel.  :icon_smile:

(http://texasmountaineers.org/images/BigBend/20100316__MG_2491.jpg)

Blue Creek Ranch - FULL SCREEN VERSION (http://texasmountaineers.org/zoom/?type=html5&name=BlueCreekRanch_01)
(http://texasmountaineers.org/images/BigBend/20100317_BlueCreekRanch_01.jpg)
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Flash on March 29, 2012, 09:13:08 AM
I have read about also having been called Signal Mountain.  :icon_cool:

Correction - I just started reading Beneath the Window last night. The Wilson's referred to it as Signal Peak.
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Stevieray on April 01, 2012, 10:13:22 AM
I was told it was once called 'Signal'
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: madikama on September 27, 2012, 04:53:31 AM
I think that this is Carousel Mountain, a friend of mine snd me few pictures to see. He was there in a trip, last summer.
Title: Re: What is the name of this formation?
Post by: Homer67 on September 28, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
Ooh, so long as we have a chance to get some photos out, here's a couple of my photos of Carousel Mtn!  (Shameless, I know...)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8033327535_42d1254f48.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74789137@N07/8033327535/)
Looking West from the Dodson  Nov 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74789137@N07/8033327535/) by Superhomer670 (http://www.flickr.com/people/74789137@N07/), on Flickr

The OML was a golden time for me and my girl:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/8033342429_c290c748ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74789137@N07/8033342429/)
Sandi on the Dodson  Nov 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74789137@N07/8033342429/) by Superhomer670 (http://www.flickr.com/people/74789137@N07/), on Flickr