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phantom Va. peak?

Postby drdickie » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:43 pm

Perhaps I was dreaming, but last night I downloaded a series of Va. peak waypoints in my GPS from LOJ that I hoped to climb today. One of them (that I did climb) was 3065 (N38 17.436 W78 39.312). But today when I went to add my peaks, this one no longer exists. Can a peak disappear from the database? I don't think I just dreamed it. Confused. Drdickie Dick Oestreicher
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Re: phantom Va. peak?

Postby John Paul » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:02 am

Hey Dr. O - I took a look at this and I'd guess the reason 3065 (38.2907,-78.6550) isn't listed is b/c it isn't ranked. It seems like 3065 has around 165' of prominence versus 3100 (about 1.5 miles south of 3065) which has 360' of prominence. Not sure what John'll say but that's what I think...JP
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Re: phantom Va. peak?

Postby drdickie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:51 am

Apparently at one time John thought it did have 300 feet of prominence.I had it in my Garmin mapping program because I downloaded all Va. p300s from LOJ. Here's the original listing: 3065' Rise 325 Iso 2.74 a

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Re: phantom Va. peak?

Postby JoeGrim » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:11 pm

Hi,
I'm guessing this is the result of a resurvey John has very recently finished of all the ranked peaks listed in his database, with the help of a program I wrote to identify incorrectly-identified ranked peaks. At the same time, he was also finding new ranked peaks with another program I wrote. This resulted in quite a few new ranked peaks, but also a few other peaks losing their ranked status, because another nearby peak was actually higher. For more information, see this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1063
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