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avatar Mount Tom
May 29, 2011 05:36PM
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 09:54AM
Is that the same Mt. Tom with the fire lookout?
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 10:12AM
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Dave
Is that the same Mt. Tom with the fire lookout?

Yup Nope:
http://www.fire-lookouts.org/cali/mt_tom/index.htm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2011 11:06AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 10:23AM
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szalkowski
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Dave
Is that the same Mt. Tom with the fire lookout?

Yup:
http://www.fire-lookouts.org/cali/mt_tom/index.htm

Nope, it's in Inyo County.
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 11:05AM
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szalkowski
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Dave
Is that the same Mt. Tom with the fire lookout?

Yup Nope:
http://www.fire-lookouts.org/cali/mt_tom/index.htm

Nope, it's in Inyo County.


Although the location of the tower is ~25 miles away from IC (Inyo County) Mt. Tom, I was assuming that they just named it after the most visible prominent peak in the area. Going back and looking at the website, it states that the tower is located atop Mt. Tom. That must be a local designation since it is not named on the USGS map(s) that I have of the area. FC Mt. Tom... or Mt. Tom Too.

P.S. Affirmation duly retracted above.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2011 11:08AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 12:07PM
Mt. Tom Lookout GPS location is 37.2235°N, 119.1048°W (Balloon Dome)

That's according to http://www.fire-lookouts.org/cali/mt_tom/index.htm

Mt Tom, according to Wikipedia is at 37°20′19″N 118°39′30″W Which is wrong. But says it is named after Thomas Clark who is credited with being the first to ascend the peak in the 1860s

Google Earth has it at: 37.339115°N, 118.657180°W

That puts them over 26 miles apart and on different sides of the crest.

I couldn't find out how the fire lookout got it's name.
avatar Re: Mount Tom
May 30, 2011 12:31PM
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