Virtual Reality Panoramas from the Washington Cascades

(plus a few labeled 360 degree panorama examples)

Links to the individual panoramas

Virtual Reality (using the DevalVR viewer from 37 summits (plus a few other locations) in the Cascades: ~4 to 13 mb each: (Panoramas from 2002 - 2004 omitted; poor quality by current standards.) There are more pans using Microsoft HD View here:


Please note: these are large files and will take time to download and begin playing. The most recent panoramas were compiled using 12 megapixel camera images. The resolution is quite amazing compared to the older pans. All but a few of the VR files require the DevalVR viewer. There is a work-around for Mac users (and others?) on the help page.


Peak names are the ones used in my labeled pans according to the naming conventions below*:


Alta Mtn. 6269' (gps) October 2006  TopoZone map


alternate Alta Mtn. for QuickTime (good quality on a Mac, poor on Windows)


Bald Mtn. 4851' November 2006 TopoZone map


alternate Bald Mtn. for QuickTime (good quality on a Mac, poor on Windows)


Banshee Peak 7400'+ October 2005 TopoZone map


alternate Banshee Peak for QuickTime (good quality on a Mac, poor on Windows)


Black Peak 8970' August 2007 TopoZone map


Black Peak (labeled) 8970' August 2007 TopoZone map

Note: this is an illustration of a new method, new to me at least. Thanks to John Roper for his help with the names.


alternate Black Peak for QuickTime (Good quality on a Mac, poor on Windows)


Black Peak saddle - east view  (now using the DevalVR viewer)


Black Peak saddle - west view  (now using the DevalVR viewer)


Cadet Peak 7186' September 2007 TopoZone map


Cadet peak list, alphabetical and by bearing, for use with the Deval compass feature. Over 400 IDs. With this file you can find a peak or other feature you might be interested in as seen from Cadet Peak, or identify something you see on the VR pan.


Chikamin Peak 7000'+ August 2005 TopoZone map


Earl Peak 7036' July 2008 TopoZone map ~13 mb; high resolution, from 12 mp camera images


"Fish Eagle Peak" (aka "Scatter Peaks") 7031' July 2007 TopoZone map


Foss Peak, MRNP 6534’ May 2008 Terraserver USA map (17 mb; from 12 mp images)


Hawkins Mtn. 7160'+ June 2005 TopoZone map


Hawkins Mtn. & High Esmeralda November 2008 (140 degree partial panorama) TopoZone map


Iron Peak 6510' May 2007 TopoZone map


Jolly Mtn. 6443' January 2007 TopoZone map


Jolly Mtn. (labeled)  6443' January 2007 TopoZone map


Kitling Peak (labeled) 8003’ May 2008 (Thanks to John Roper for his help with the names.)


Koppen Mtn. 6031’ October 2007 TopoZone map


Labyrinth Mtn. 6376' September 2007 TopoZone map


Mac Peak 6859' July 2006 TopoZone map


Mesahchie Col, 7500’ May 2008 ~10 mb, high resolution (compass readings approximate)


Mt. McCausland 5747' April 2005 TopoZone map


Miller Peak 6402' May 2007 TopoZone map


Mt. Aix 7766' June 2006 TopoZone map


Mt. Daniel - West Summit (highest) 6960'+  October 2006 TopoZone map


Mt. Roosevelt - north peak 5760'+ August 2007 TopoZone map


Navaho Peak 7223' April 2007 TopoZone map


"Nimbus Peak" 6711' July 2007 TopoZone map


"Nursery Peak" 6962' July 2005 TopoZone map


Panther Pass, May 2008 (high resolution)


Pinnacle Peak, MRNP 6562’ May 2008, John E Morrow panorama


Point 6664 "Lost Peak" August 2006 TopoZone map


Point 6262 (just south of Labyrinth Mtn.) September 2007 TopoZone map


Sasse Ridge at sunrise 5000'+ January 08 TopoZone map


Red Top lookout 5361’ July, 2008 TopoZone map (Labeled pans for use by the Forest Service are based on this image.)


Scatter benchmark September 2006 (during Polallie fire) TopoZone map


Scatter Creek overview, April 2008


Scatter Creek overview—labeled, April 2008


"Sherpani Peak" 6720'+ August 2006 TopoZone map


Silver King 7014' October 2005 TopoZone map


"Solomon Mtn." 7095' July 2007 TopoZone map


South Ingalls Peak 7640'+ September 2005 TopoZone map


Table Mtn.— Lion Rock 6359’ October 2008 TopoZone map (This is intended as the base image for an interpretive  display at the site.)


"Teanaway Peak" (aka "Genes Peak") 6779' May 2007   TopoZone map


alternate "Teanaway Peak" for QuickTime (Good quality on a Mac, poor on Windows


Three Brothers - SW Peak  7303' May 2006 TopoZone map


Thorp Mtn. lookout  5854' Sept. 2008 TopoZone map (Labeled pans for use by the Forest Service will be based on this image.)


"Tucquala Peak" 6821' August 2005 TopoZone map


French Cabin Mtn. - West Peak ("West Peak") 5724' September 2005 TopoZone map




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 they 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, October 12, 2008


New: see this page for links to panoramas using 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. Note: HD View works only on Windows machines, however soon I’m now able to generate files that will use HD View on PCs and will use the Silverlight cross platform browser plug-in on Linux and Mac platforms.


New: a link to a number of newer panoramas in Photosynth panorama format. (Requires MS Silverlight)

Labeled Panorama Examples (in .pdf format):

Cadet Peak 7186'+ September 2007 TopoZone map  ~7 mb (March 7: revised, corrected, reduced download size. Please use a recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader—may not work with older versions.)


Mt. Roosevelt - north peak— 5760'+ August 2007 TopoZone map ~17 mb

The level of detail in these files accounts for the large file size. Try setting the zoom level at 200 or 300 percent as you explore. The labeled pans were (are?) intended to be printed in booklet form 8.5 x 22 inches, so the layout is not necessarily ideal for viewing on a computer. See the “Notes” section on page 7 for more information. Please use the latest version of the Acrobat Reader; it should work much better.


Thorp Mtn. lookout 5854' Sept. 2008 TopoZone map ~16 mb

This file is intended as a resource for the fire lookout personnel at Thorp. In addition, there is a virtual reality version of this labeled pan here,  that automatically uses HD View for PCs and Silverlight for other platforms. (Thanks Matt!) And there is a QTVR version linked below.


Red Top lookout 5361’ July, 2008 TopoZone map  ~20 mb


This file is also intended for fire lookout personnel. There is a virtual reality version of this labeled pan here, that uses HD View for PCs and Silverlight for other platforms. There is also a QTVR version linked below.

Below are the  links to the VR files (that use the Deval VR viewer) and several  labeled panorama examples. For PC users, again I'd like to encourage trying the DevalVR viewer with the VR files. The result is so much better. I have however posted a few alternate links that will use QuickTime, but the quality on a PC is quite poor by comparison. Mac users: see the help page for instructions on how to view the files.

Please note:


In a few of the labeled panoramas, ‘Chiwaukum’ (e.g. Big Chiwaukum) is misspelled. I’ll correct these errors as I can.