Tabeguache Peak

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Tabeguache Peak
Tabeguache Peak, Sawatch Range, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA 01.jpg
Tabeguache Peak viewed from the west
Highest point
Elevation 14,162 ft (4,317 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 455 ft (139 m) [3]
Isolation 0.75 mi (1.21 km) [3]
Listing Colorado Fourteener 25th
Coordinates 38°37′32″N106°15′03″W / 38.6254994°N 106.250855°W / 38.6254994; -106.250855 Coordinates: 38°37′32″N106°15′03″W / 38.6254994°N 106.250855°W / 38.6254994; -106.250855 [1]
Geography
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Tabeguache Peak
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Sawatch Range [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Saint Elmo, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

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 (approximately 1 km) to the southeast, and is close to being a subpeak of the latter. [5] According to William Bright an American Linguist specialized in Native American and South Asian languages and descriptive linguistics it is pronounced "TAB-uh-wahch" ( /tæbəwɑː/ ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )). [6] According to Mountaineer Louis Dawson the name is pronounced "tab-uh-wash," with the accent on the first syllable. [7] 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.

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The mountain is named for the Tabeguache band of the Utes. "Tabaguache" means 'People of Sun Mountain', from "Tava" meaning 'sun.' [8] [9]

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "TABEGUACHE". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  2. The elevation of Tabeguache Peak includes an adjustment of +2.107 m (+6.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 "Tabeguache Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Tabeguache Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. The topographic prominence of Tabeguache Peak is only 435 ft (133 m), and the usual cutoff for independence is 300 ft (91 m).
  6. William Bright (2004). Colorado Place Names. Johnson Books. ISBN   978-1555663339.
  7. Louis W. Dawson II (1994). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 1 . Blue Clover Press. ISBN   0-9628867-1-8.
  8. Eichler, George R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. Boulder, Colorado: Johnson Publishing Company. LCCN   77-089726.
  9. Kaelin, Celinda Reynolds (2002). "Tava: A Ute Cultural History". Archived from the original on 24 September 2017.