Capitol and Snowmass, have not ytt been given fourteen The last two peaks , thousand foot figures officially, because they have not been surveyed by the Hayden gave them within three and thirty feet, respectively, of S G i7: S . . . fourteen thousand feet. His heights on the neighboring Elk Mountains were all over a hundred feet too low. These two peaks are, as far as can be judged, fourteen thousand feet, and should be put on the list with whatever approximate heights seem best. Snowmass was named by the Hayden Survey from the mass of snow in the amphitheatre on the eastern face." Gannett wrote= "This snowfield, in August, which is the month there is the least snow in the mountains, has an area of fully five square miles. Probably this is the nearest approach to a glacier in the Rocky Mountains."" Capitol Peak also was named by the Hayden Survey, a member of which, W. H. Rideing, wrote,"-"A little to the northward of Snowmass, the range rises into another greater mountain. The two are known to miners as "The Twins", although they are not at all alike, as the provisional names we bestowed upon them indicate. After mature deliberation. the expedition re- - "Peele, Hayden Report for 1873. for "Henry Gannett in the Hayden Report o2. Picturesque America, Vol, II, p. -5, . ^^ ^ p. ^s-r^ 7E5 [From: Hart, John Lathrop Jerome: "Fourteen Thousand Feet: a history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks." Denver, Colorado Mountain Club, 1925]
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