Mount Shavano

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Mount Shavano
Esprit Point and Mount Shavano.jpg
Esprit Point (left) and Mt. Shavano from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation 14,231 ft (4,338 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,619 ft (493 m) [3]
Isolation 3.78 mi (6.08 km) [3]
Listing Colorado Fourteener 17th
Coordinates 38°37′09″N106°14′22″W / 38.6191541°N 106.2393278°W / 38.6191541; -106.2393278 Coordinates: 38°37′09″N106°14′22″W / 38.6191541°N 106.2393278°W / 38.6191541; -106.2393278 [1]
Geography
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Mount Shavano
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Sawatch Range [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Maysville, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Shavano is a high mountain summit in the southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,231-foot (4,338 m) fourteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north by west (bearing 350°) of the community of Maysville in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Ute Chief Shavano. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Mountain

Mount Shavano lies just east of the Continental Divide and just west of the Arkansas River rising 7,200 feet above the town of Salida in Chaffee County to the southeast. Mount Shavano lies in the south-central part of the Sawatch Range, north of Mount Ouray and Mount Chipeta and south of the Collegiate Peaks (including Mount Princeton, Mount Harvard, and Mount Yale). Mount Shavano is famous for the Angel of Shavano, a snow formation in the image of an angel that emerges on the east face of the mountain during snow melt each spring. [5]

A view of the summit of Mount Shavano during the summer hiking season. Summit of Mount Shavano.JPG
A view of the summit of Mount Shavano during the summer hiking season.

Historical names

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Mount of the Holy Cross

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Mount Harvard

Mount Harvard is the third highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the U.S. state of Colorado. The prominent 14,421-foot (4395.6 m) fourteener is the highest summit of the Collegiate Peaks and the fourth highest summit in the contiguous United States. Mount Harvard is located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest, 11.7 miles (18.9 km) northwest by west of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The summit of Mount Harvard is the highest point in Chaffee County and is higher than any point in the United States east of its longitude. The mountain was named in honor of Harvard University.

Mount Antero

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Mount Ouray

Mount Ouray is a high and prominent mountain summit in the far southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,961-foot (4255.4 m) thirteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.5 miles (12.0 km) west of Poncha Pass, Colorado, United States, on the boundary between Chaffee and Saguache counties. The mountain was named in honor of Ute Chief Ouray.

Mount Yale

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Mount Princeton

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Mount Belford

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Tabeguache Peak

Tabeguache Peak is one of the fourteeners of the US state of Colorado. It is a near neighbor of the higher peak Mount Shavano, which lies approximately 1/2 mile to the southeast, and is close to being a subpeak of the latter. According to William Bright an American Linguist specialized in Native American and South Asian languages and descriptive linguistics it is pronounced "TAB-uh-wahch". According to Mountaineer Louis Dawson the name is pronounced "tab-uh-wash," with the accent on the first syllable. It lies just east of the Continental Divide and just west of the Arkansas River, in the south-central part of the Sawatch Range. It is located within the San Isabel National Forest and is in Chaffee County.

Mount Oxford (Colorado)

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Missouri Mountain

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Huron Peak

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Winfield Peak (Colorado)

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Mount Blaurock

Mount Blaurock is a high mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,623-foot (4,152 m) thirteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 21.1 miles (33.9 km) northwest by west of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Mount Blaurock was named in honor of Carl Blaurock, a co-founder of the Colorado Mountain Club and one of the first two persons to climb all of Colorado's fourteeners.

Mount Hope (Colorado)

Mount Hope is a high mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,939-foot (4,249 m) thirteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 20.1 miles (32.3 km) northwest of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "SHAVANO". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.Note: The summit of Mount Shavano is +1.22 m (+4.0 ft) higher than NGS station SHAVANO.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Shavano includes an adjustment of +2.032 m (+6.67 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Shavano, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Shavano". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. Louis W. Dawson II, Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 1, Blue Clover Press, 1994, ISBN   0-9628867-1-8