3623RE: WA CoGPPs Completion on Prominencians Peak, Garfield Co, WA
- Jul 12, 2006Thanks, Adam,
It was your report to the cohp group that made me get off my duff and put up
this bare-bones version.
Those were my tire tracks in the snow banks on the final spur road that
allowed you access 3 days later. How great it would have been if we'd met
serendipitously for the first time at that same downed tree across the road,
then to do both the Garfield CoHp(s) and GPP together. I started to saw
this tree down (it's always a good idea to carry a band saw or ax on WA
backcountry roads), but walked the couple hundred yards to the TH, and
decided it wasn't worth it.
As to whether "Prominencians Peak" passes muster with the USGS, we should
care less about a lesser authority than the WA County GPP Board on
Geographic Names. We can call it what we want, especially since nobody is
going to the top of this thing but a few inspired folks like you and me and
the 30-some other Prominencians who will truly appreciate the significance
of this moniker.
From: Adam Helman [mailto:helman@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:38 PM
To: John Roper
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Andy Martin; Jeff Howbert
Subject: Re: WA CoGPPs Completion on Prominencians Peak, Garfield Co, WA
Congratulations, John R, on completing the county greatest prominences
of your home state!
I enjoyed the description of your route starting from FR4030 -
I was there just last week for the Garfield County highpoint pair:
It is a pity that the name "Prominencians Peak" will not pass muster with
Finally, dropping 2,000 feet to reach the summit must be just a tad
especially as the uphill effort is done after the climax is achieved.
Goodnight, Adam H.
John Roper wrote:
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