A few missing Utah peaks

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A few missing Utah peaks

Postby Scott Patterson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm

Elk Point

Elk Point is listed as a summit under the GNIS:

https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:2:0::NO:RP::

40.3973026; -111.610478

Of note, it is on the USGS map with the coorinates above, but older sources an maps label Elk Point as farther west at Peak 10,791.

Mount Vision

Mount Vision is on several county and local maps, and in old publications.

40.607937; -112.159963

In addition, Here are several media sources mentioning the mountain dating back from the 1950's to recent years:

1953:

https://newspaperarchive.com/provo-dail ... -1953-p-2/

1969:

https://newspaperarchive.com/salt-lake- ... 1969-p-24/

1994:

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/379 ... ES-OF.html

2013:

https://mysteryofutahhistory.blogspot.c ... -utah.html

2017:

http://utahvhfs.org/rpt_rdgs.html

See also here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mount+v ... e&ie=UTF-8

Big Black Mountain

Point 9073 in the Wasatch is known as Big Black Mountain in some older sources and the newer guidebook Hiking the Wasatch by John Veranth.

40.8487; -111.7709

Sessions Mountains

I'm not sure if you want to label this one or not, but the USGS labels the below as the "Sessions Mountains" even though it is really only one mountain:

https://listsofjohn.com/peak/18846

Maybe because the name was plural, it shouldn't be included even though it is really a single mountain?
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Re: A few missing Utah peaks

Postby John Kirk » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:41 pm

Elk point has zero topographic prominence per the map. Is there some discernible rise in the field?

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Re: A few missing Utah peaks

Postby Scott Patterson » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:22 pm

John Kirk wrote:Elk point has zero topographic prominence per the map. Is there some discernible rise in the field?.


Good question. It looks like a "summit" from below, but I have never been there even though I know the massive very well. Elk Point is not an easy place to get to. The GNIS listed elevation doesn't make much sense either. It's probably best to omit it unless someone goes up there and sees if there is a summit.
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