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PostWed Sep 24, 2003 4:36 pm 
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Anyone want to take a guess at where this might be?? I don't know!! Photographer is Edward Mitchell, San Francisco.

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PostThu Sep 25, 2003 6:54 pm 
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Odd looking tree.  I wonder what roads even existed in Washington back then?
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PostTue Oct 07, 2003 10:40 pm 
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Odd tree?  Odder rock formations!  Looks more like the Canadian Rockies to me.
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PostWed Oct 15, 2003 7:48 pm 
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California?
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PostWed Oct 15, 2003 10:25 pm 
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Thomas Cole painting from the Catskills??   dizzy.gif
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PostMon Oct 20, 2003 3:43 pm 
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My guess is the Chopping Block is on the left.

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PostMon Oct 20, 2003 3:54 pm 
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My guess is somewhere in the Sierra, the tree looks more like a pine(Jeffrey?) than a fir. Most WA granite was not real accessible in 1913 and the photographer was from San Francisco.

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PostMon Oct 20, 2003 4:03 pm 
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Looks too much like a Sierra shot. Photographer made a mint selling this photo to unsuspecting Easterners, marketing same photo with different captions: "Cascade Mtns." , "Sierras", "Coast Range" and "Wasatch Mtns."  huh.gif
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PostMon Oct 20, 2003 8:01 pm 
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I just looked at the photo again, especially the rock in the foreground. I've seen that flat-type of rock in two places: near Blue Lake (North Cascades though there wasn't a highway then) and the Hidden Peak trail but I don't know when the Cascade Road was put in. I just now noticed the person in the photo.

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PostMon Oct 20, 2003 8:13 pm 
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Karen, does the tree look like a NW variety to you? Malachai bringing up the Jeffrey Pine of Sierra fame is intriguing. The rock sure has that Yosemite look to it, but the mountains in the background don't look at all familiar. ?? A Mystery!
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PostTue Oct 28, 2003 11:56 am 
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Looks very similar to the area near The Palisades in the southern Sierra, possibly looking north from the ledges above the Palisades Glacier toward Thunderbolt Peak. Of course, it all looks like that down there. Just my two cents worth of guess, but based on the obvious Jeffrey Pine structure of the trees, I would hazard that it's at least in the Sierras somewhere.
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PostThu Nov 13, 2003 1:32 pm 
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Hey Karen:

Check out this picture from the Dwight Watson Collection.

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(Booker Mountain viewed from Park Creek Pass looking south--which is one neighborhood where we could expect to see those meat-eater rock faces in the 1912 background)
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PostThu Nov 13, 2003 8:17 pm 
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Hey, Lopper

Do you think it's the same place?? I printed out both images as large as I could and I certainly see a lot of similarities. It COULD be the same. The tree on the left side of the image you found looks smaller than the ones in the photo I posted and the two trees behind are smaller than I would anticipate given the proximity of the trees in the other photo. But, you could very well be right, especially if you were standing in a slightly different position. I studied the line of the ridge and it is different but that may be because of where the photographer was standing -- perhaps this mystery has been solved.

That rocky shelf in the foreground fits in too.

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PostFri Nov 14, 2003 12:52 pm 
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Those are definitely not the same trees.  But probably a good location of the same place in both pictures.

If that was Booker on the left, then the peak on the right would have to be Buckner.  If that was Buckner then the picture is missing the major portion of the great SE trending arm off of Buckner.  If that is Buckner and the great SE trending arm is NOT in the picture, then given the angle, the picture has to be taken at around the 4000 foot level of the Park Creek trail.

If that is Buckner on the right, then you can see the great SE trending arm ending just above the guy's head and slightly to the right.

Once again, this picture has to be taken around the 4000 foot level of the Park Creek trail if everything fits.

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PostWed Nov 17, 2004 11:48 pm 
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The picture is taken from below Jumpoff Ridge and is of Gunn Pk (near the town of Index). According to my Green Beckey, Gunn Pk was first climbed in 1915. Maybe the people in the picture were the first, just a thought. I have included a photo of Gunn Pk taken from the top of Jumpoff Ridge.




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