Chipeta Mountain name officially moved to peak 13,472'

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Chipeta Mountain name officially moved to peak 13,472'

Postby RyanSchilling » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm

http://www.themountainmail.com/free_con ... 8a7cc.html

John is already on top of this change (do you have a GNIS feed set up or something? :-D ), but I hadn't seen any mention of it.

https://listsofjohn.com/peak/337

I wasn't aware of the campaign to move the name, but I'd have supported it. The unranked 12er (https://listsofjohn.com/peak/969) that was formerly named Chipeta is so inconsequential compared to its 1K prominence neighbor, one of CO's 300 highest peaks, and it is virtually invisible from the Arkansas Valley. Ouray and Chipeta now stand proudly, officially, as a pair of prominent peaks at the south end of the valley.

Kudos to the applicant from Salida (here's his project site: http://www.chipetamountain.com) for getting this approved!
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Re: Chipeta Mountain name officially moved to peak 13,472'

Postby John Kirk » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:09 pm

I check for new GNIS names every couple months:
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Here's an interesting recent entry:
http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/feat_folder?p_file=1182985

LoJ is cited as a source for the unofficial name that is now accepted as an official name.
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