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Isolated potential in NM, as seen from 2,500 AGL.

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By Steven VanSickle
From: Ouray, Co
Oct 25, 2007

WHERE IS IT?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyone living in new mexico wana check this out?

By Chris Wenker
From: Santa Fe
Dec 27, 2007

www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.62989&lon=-109.20859&datum=n>>>

Actually, it looks to be here, if my topo-map-reading-fu is working. (I hope the topozone link works here). In the Red Rock Valley, north of Cove, which is in Arizona, actually. The aerial view would be from the north-northeast, looking south-southwest.

By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Dec 28, 2007

Bingo, Chris - you are spot on. Have you been up in this area? We circled a good while and didn't see much in terms of access roads. Be sure to click on the photo, and then click on it again, to see full size. The awe-inspiring slenderness of the smallest tower on the L of the photo couldn't be captured on film, but you'll get a much better sense of it at full size.

E.mail me if you'd like more aerial photos of this truly mind-blowing valley.

How did you know the orientation of the view? Do you pilot this area as well?

By Chris Wenker
From: Santa Fe
Jan 2, 2008

I haven't been specifically there, but I have worked in the general area in days (long) past.
It might be that this pic is the same spire, viewed from the southern end of the butte:
www.mountainproject.com/v/arizona/navajolands/cove_area/1059>>>

By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 21, 2008

I believe you're right once again - I'd guess that we can also see in my pic the two spires Cammo refers to (Down and Out) that are North of the slender spire.

By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Mar 7, 2008

You guys are right.
The tower on the southern end (left in this pic) is the Tombstone, which Luke Laeser and I climbed in 1992 (after seeing it from the top of Shiprock). Then, there's the two-pronged tower (Down & Out), which Jon Butler, Luke, and I climbed in 1992/3. We stayed with a Navajo family while doing Down & Out and are still in touch with them today (2008).
Cam Burns

By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Oct 2, 2008

Cammo, thanks for the info, I've penned it in on my sectional. What a series of plums you all picked. Proud.

By Quentin Tutt
From: Window Rock, AZ
Apr 14, 2009

This is actually in my backyard. I have a homesite lease just N.E. of here and would provide a hostel if anyone be interested. I can be reached at qetutt@yahoo.com. Nice photo.

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Isolated potential in NM, as seen from 2,500 AGL.

Submitted By: Sirius on May 2, 2007