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Mountains on the Horizon (webcam view)

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Online Jim

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Mountains on the Horizon (webcam view)
« on: January 13, 2006, 11:58:19 AM »
I look at the Basin webcam view of the Window just about every day.  I've often wondered what the names of the mountains on the horizon were.  I think I've labeled the close in ones correctly, but I'm not sure about Fresno Peak and don't know about the mountain off to the left on the horizon... maybe it's in Mexico?



Are there any locals, geologists, surveyors, geographers, or map experts who know?

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006, 12:13:13 PM »
Why don't you call my boss and tell him I'm going out to do a field study and I'll drive out there this afternoon and figure it out.  It will probably take a week or two, but it will be well worth the time and effort.  Tell you what, I'll even pay for my own gas, lodging, meals, liquor, etc.  You just handle the details with my bosses - two bosses.  More than happy to, not a problem.   8)

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Offline MISIN TX

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 01:58:17 PM »
Jim,

Being a surveyor and geologist, I should be able to whip out these locations.  Been a while since I visited or mapped the area.  I'll look over my maps and give you a full report.

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Online Jim

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Mountains on the Horizon
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 05:27:39 PM »
The problem I had was figuring out the exact bearing the basin webcam was pointing to.  Just a degree off (or less) tends to make a big diffefence when projecting a line out 30 miles or so to the horizon.   So my best guess was Fresno peak.  I don't know how to measure or even guess at the bearing for the ??? mountains on the left horizon from this photo.

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Offline WL2

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Mountains on the Horizon (webcam view)
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 05:17:21 PM »
I offer a guess.  It is OSO mountain 5195 feet at a bearing of 286.09 degrees TN from the Basin Cam and a distance of 45 miles.

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Online Jim

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Fresno or Oso?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 08:03:12 AM »
Yes, Oso is a bit higher than Fresno Peak (5131'), but Fresno is only 34 miles away while Oso is 45 miles distant - so that might make a difference.  I think Oso is the highest point in BBRSP.

I wish there would be a pollution-free day so the webcam could get a nice clear view of the horizon.  The mountains that far away tend to fade together.

 


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