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Cliffs in Big Bend

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Re: Cliffs in Big Bend
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 03:05:29 PM »
When I am out traveling in the world, I find myself wondering about stats.  How high is that mountain?  How far are we from that peak?  How high is that cliff?  How long will it take to walk there?  I like numbers and stats and if there is a way to figure things out then I try to do it.  Must be the math teacher in me.
I am a math teacher (junior college) and I am not thinking stats. When I am out at BiBe, I am thinking what force is needed to keep my jaw off the ground after seeing so many jaw-dropping views.

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Re: Cliffs in Big Bend
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 09:19:07 PM »
When I am out traveling in the world, I find myself wondering about stats.  How high is that mountain?  How far are we from that peak?  How high is that cliff?  How long will it take to walk there?  I like numbers and stats and if there is a way to figure things out then I try to do it.  Must be the math teacher in me.
I a math teacher (junior college) and I am not thinking stats. When I am out at BiBe, I am thinking what force is needed to keep my jaw off the ground after seeing so many jaw-dropping views.

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Re: Cliffs in Big Bend
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 10:57:20 PM »
The commercial topographic software is useful, but not very accurate for this purpose.  Even the USGS quads are not nearly accurate enough.  Here are two spots on Pulliam Bluff, 1,000 and 1,080' according to the USGS map.  Also here is an 800' 80 degree slope on the Punta de la Sierra, it appears on the map to be slightly steeper overall.

Off the punta de la Sierra:


Off Pulliam Bluff


On a side note, I would estimate the high point of the cliff to the west of the Cattail Canyon pouroff to be about 600'.  The rappel was 465'.
Funny... I have a story about that...

 


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