Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

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Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by justpeachy » July 22nd, 2018, 6:58 pm

I came across this photo today:

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No label on this, but I figured out that it's Burnt Lake with East Zigzag beyond. The East Zigzag fire lookout is visible so this is pre-1965 since the lookout was removed that year (photos of it being burned down are here). Can't figure out where that helicopter landing pad would have been, though.

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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by RobFromRedland » July 22nd, 2018, 9:05 pm

That is really cool, Cheryl. I always wondered what/how they used those helipads. They are/were all over the place, but most are pretty hidden now. It is fun to find them.

Thanks for posting the photo. Where did you find it?
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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by aiwetir » July 22nd, 2018, 9:44 pm

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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by justpeachy » July 23rd, 2018, 11:18 am

It's framed and hanging in the conference room at the Zigzag Ranger Station, where I had training this weekend.

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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by Born2BBrad » July 23rd, 2018, 2:10 pm

That is the exact spot where I proposed to Dawn. She said yes, of course. Then she stepped on a yellowjacket nest, got stung, then fell down running away :P Quite a memorable day.
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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by justpeachy » July 23rd, 2018, 3:02 pm

Born2BBrad wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 2:10 pm
That is the exact spot where I proposed to Dawn. She said yes, of course. Then she stepped on a yellowjacket nest, got stung, then fell down running away :P Quite a memorable day.
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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by Peabody » July 23rd, 2018, 6:50 pm

So here's my guess on the location of the Helipad and Photographer. Based on my guess at the location of the photographer there was some planning and/or effort put into this picture. There's a "backwards square root symbol" on Zigzag East that shows on both Cheryl's picture and the screen shot from Google Earth Pro. :ugeek:

I first used Google Earth Pro.....looks pretty close.
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Then plotted the locations on Caltopo.
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And add a Dogami Lidar image
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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by justpeachy » July 24th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Nice work, Peabody!

Now who's going to go up there and find the spot to see if that view still exists? :D

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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by aiwetir » July 24th, 2018, 2:54 pm

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Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

Post by retired jerry » July 24th, 2018, 3:00 pm

I saw it :)

That's how the internet is, sometimes people miss something or just don't comment

If you just post a link, people are less likely to see it

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