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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
There's been some "identify this mountain" threads in the past, so I thought I'd toss out another one. I just got a hold of this picture and I think it's really cool. I'll throw out a little more background info once someone figures it out.

Hint: It's not taken on the mountain, but looking at it.

Here's a link to a larger version.

post #2 of 16
Big Mtn., MT?:
post #3 of 16
Brokeback Mountain?
post #4 of 16
Doe...errr...Bear Creek?
post #5 of 16
Looking at Copper from Mayflower Gulch?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by vlad
Big Mtn., MT?:
I thought maybe from the back, but it doesn't look right to me. For one thing, that river bed is pretty dry, with a heck of a high water mark relative to where the water is in the picture. And I can't think of what direction those bowls would be visible without trails being visible. But it certainly has the right "feel" to it for our region. Maybe somewhere in Canada?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by okolepuka
Brokeback Mountain?
I thought that was an invented mountain, not in Wyoming, but actually in Canada (as a geographical feature, not a name).
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by sibhusky
I thought maybe from the back, but it doesn't look right to me. For one thing, that river bed is pretty dry, with a heck of a high water mark relative to where the water is in the picture. And I can't think of what direction those bowls would be visible without trails being visible. But it certainly has the right "feel" to it for our region. Maybe somewhere in Canada?
and where is Whitefish Lake?
post #9 of 16
wouldn't neccesarily see whitefish from that perspective.

'the searchers all say they'da made whitefish bay,
if they put fifteen more miles behind her'

-vlad lightfoot and the mysterians
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by uncle crud
and where is Whitefish Lake?
Well, the direction I thought the picture might be from when I first looked was the other side of the Whitefish Range, not the WF Lake side. But I just don't recall seeing any rivers of that size in that direction.
post #11 of 16
Sunshine up in Alberta?
post #12 of 16
Ski Cooper? or maybe the backside of Vail from over by Leadville?
post #13 of 16
I think Fiasasy has it nailed. Copper.
post #14 of 16
That'd be too easy. Everybody knows Vinn works at Copper.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

Copper.. right!

Aw... I made it too easy.

So the picture in question was taken around spring of 1971, I think. No runs had been cut at Copper yet. In the foreground is Chuck Lewis who founded Copper. From all the stories I've heard, he's the guy who could be found cutting the trees, installing the lifts, and everything else it takes to open a resort. The picture was taken from one of the Sky chutes and I believe Chris Colman took it. The foreground of the picture is Wheeler Flats without any development. The old Hwy 6 runs through the right of the picture disappearing over Vail Pass. The left side is what you'd think of as the front side of Copper.

So think of that as the 'before' picture. Here's how it looks now:


You can find a larger version here.

"I don't care how everyone else does it. We're not everyone else."
-Chuck Lewis
post #16 of 16
had you mentioned that the photo was 35 years old, it might have been a fair question.
I could post a photo of me from 1971 (i was 11), and said who is this guy, without mentioning that the shot was 35 years old, and drawn blanks form folks who've known me all my life.
next time, gimme a vintage
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