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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:59 pm
by jmbrooks8
John - what is your plan for the remainder of Alaska peaks?

Looks like most are inaccessible. However, I managed to squeeze in a couple from a cruise ship. From sea to summit I was able to manage 1peak per port in the time granted ashore. Approx 8-12 mi RT & > 3K elev gain.

So what's the deal with these quad inconsistencies? Here is some info. My Alaska Hiking guide seemed to agree with the 15' quad data.

Mt Juneau:

1966 15' quad Juneau B-2, spot elev 3576', interpolated saddle 3250', prom 326'
1986 7.5' quad Juneau B-2 SE, spot elev 1087m = 3566', interpolated saddle 990m = 3248', prom 318'

Deer Mtns:

1970 15' quad Ketchikan B-5, spot elev 3001', interpolated saddle 2650', prom 351'
1991 7.5' quad Ketchikan B-5 SW, interpolated elev 910m = 2985', interpolated saddle 830m = 2723', prom 262'

Any chance of adding member hiked peaks so we can post pics & TRs so others might plan to enjoy?

Re: Alaska

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:48 am
by John Kirk
AK is on the horizon - need to finish up four more states after OH. There are indeed inconsistencies between 7.5' and 15' maps - often the 7.5' maps are in meters. The greater precision maps (7.5') are the ones I prefer to go by.