Panoramas from the Washington Cascades
Using HD View from Microsoft Research
Links to the HD View panoramas
These panoramas use Microsoft Research’s HD View. HD View is a new methodology from MS Research that produces results similar in type to those using the DevalVR viewer, but with greatly expanded capability. Absolutely *huge* panoramas can be viewed with little delay for the current section of the image to be downloaded. Some of the .tiff files used to generate these panoramas are near 2 gigabytes.
Note: the latest versions of these files use the HD View browser plug-in on PCs, and will also work on Mac and Linux machines using the Silverlight cross platform browser plug-in. (Thanks Matt!) I’m in the process of updating the links below.
- A 360 degree panorama from Bills Peak. June, 2009 Cross Platform
“Bills Peak” is adjacent to “Genes Peak” aka Teanaway Peak in the NF Teanaway River drainage
- A 360 degree labeled panorama from Cadet Peak Cross platform
This is an export of the labeled panorama in .pdf format on this website. There are around 400 features identified with the named ones including range and bearing to a high degree of accuracy.
- A composite image of The Cradle from Sprite Lake Cross platform
Climbers might find this view interesting; it shows possible routes to “Nursery Peak” as well as The Cradle
- A 360 degree panorama from the Crystal Mountain Summit House August 2009 Cross platform There will be a high resolution labeled version of this panorama ‘soon’. Thanks to Bill Steel for getting me up to the top.
- A 360 degree high resolution labeled panorama from the Crystal Mountain Summit House August 2009 Cross platform
- A labeled composite image including Mt. Rainier from the Castle Mtn. Trail August 2009 Cross Platform
- A 360 degree panorama from Foss Peak MRNP Cross platform
- A near 360 degree panorama from Kitling Peak (on Ragged Ridge) Cross Platform
- A composite image of the view looking west from Lake Ann September 2009 Cross Platform
- A 360 degree labeled panorama from Red Top Mtn. Lookout. Cross Platform
Another export of a labeled panorama similar to that above. This one is intended as a resource for fire lookouts, especially those who are not that familiar with the terrain. The place names in quotes are names used by climbers and/or skiers (at least some of them!) and do not represent names that are recognized by the Forest Service. Thanks to John Roper and others for help with the names, however all errors are mine. The PDF file used to generate this panorama is here.
- A partial panorama from ‘Second Pass’ on Sasse Ridge, just for fun. I call it ‘Second Pass at least; it’s the second pass you come to on the route to Jolly Mtn via Rd 4315. PC only
-The same panorama from Second Pass, but with labels. PC only
- A 360 degree labeled panorama from Snoqualmie Mtn. Cross platform
Note: there may be a few remaining naming errors, or maybe a lot of them!
- A 360 degree labeled panorama from Silver King. (Crystal Mtn. ski area) Cross platform
This is a conversion of a 4 view pdf file.
- A high resolution labeled panorama SE through NW from Snoqualmie Mtn. Cross platform
- A high resolution labeled panorama NW through SE from Snoqualmie Mtn. Cross platform
- A 153 degree panorama from Lion Rock on Table Mtn. Cross platform
This labeled panorama is being produced for use by the Cle Elum Ranger District, and is only in the draft stage at present. The degree scale is only approximate as currently displayed.
- A 360 degree labeled panorama from Thorp Mtn. lookout Cross platform
- A 360 degree panorama from “Mary Peak”, across the Fourth Creek Divide from “Bills Peak” A labeled version to follow.
- A 360 degree panorama from Point 6708, adjacent to Sourdough Gap near Chinook Pass. Sept 2010.
A zoomed in and labeled version of the above pan from Point 6708
Callout lines with arrowheads indicate that the feature either is not visible because of an intervening feature, or because it is obscured by fog, cloud or haze.
Quotation marks indicate unofficial names; in most cases taken from Jeff Howbert's Master Peak List, or from what I understand is common local usage. Unofficial names (in quotes) not on the Master Peak List, or not common local usage are what I understand to be first ascent names.
Names from USGS topographic maps, Green Trails maps, or from Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide (CAG) are used without quotation marks. In addition, names from the now out of print Teanaway Country by Mary Sutliff, published in 1980 by Signpost Books were used in a few cases, and are enclosed in quotation marks.
When locations are identified only by the elevation, and the USGS 7.5 minute maps note the elevation without a 'T' (for transit) the elevation is enclosed by single quotation marks (e.g. '6755'). Callouts for ridges are usually placed at the high point on the ridge unless it extends to a higher feature. If a ridge has 2 or more callouts, the high point is usually so indicated.
A special thanks to John Roper for his help on naming issues that have arisen in doing the labeled panoramas, some of which have more than 400 features identified. However, all errors are mine.
LR, revised October 12, 2008
In a few of the labeled panoramas, ‘Chiwaukum’ (e.g. Big Chiwaukum) is misspelled. I’ll correct these errors as I can.