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It’s better to be with nature than without nature.
– Gerry Roach

Point 13,212

Glorious in it’s obscurity, this peak punctuates the sky, but fingers few boots.
The summit of Point 13,212 seen from the false summit to the south The summit of Point 13,212 seen from the false summit to the south

Gerry took this photo on 8/9/06
The summit block of Point 13,212 The summit block of Point 13,212

Gerry took this photo on 8/9/06

USGS 7.5’ Quadrangle: Mount Champion

The Mount Champion Quadrangle shows two closed, 13,200-foot contours near the summit of Point 13,212. The northern summit has the given evelation of 13,212 feet, and the southern summit has no given elevation, so extrapolates to 13,220 feet. With only the map to go by, one would have to assume that the southern summit is higher. However, for this peak, we have definitive field measurments that show the northern summit to be higher by a whopping 30 feet. Clearly there is a map error in this case. Either the northern summit is missing a contour or the top contour on the southern summit is spurious. Since the northern summit has a definitive, given elevation, we assume that it is the lower, southern summit that has the map error. In any case, the northern summit is higher, and we list this peak as Point 13,212.
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