Swasey Peak, at sunset.
This picture was taken from a location near-ish the "campground" area
at the end of the road on the day that the contents of the register
were "captured" digitally.
Click on the image for a full-sized version.
This page contains a documentation of the register (inside a
Peak - the
highest peak in the House Range (about 40 miles west of Delta, Utah) -
as of October 22, 2010. This register is contained within a glass
jar housed in a metal mailbox nestled in a pile of rocks on the
summit. Why do this? I happened to be up there on that date
- to look for
a GPS receiver that I'd dropped a few months earlier (no, I didn't
and while I was waiting on the peak for the rest of my
party to arrive.
Why Swasey? It was from (near) this peak that, in October of
2007, an experiment was successfully completed in which we transmitted
signals, through the atmosphere, using optical means and those efforts
are described elsewhere
on this, the Modulated Light.org
As noted in the document below I simply took pictures of each
The framing is slightly different and the lighting changed as clouds
moved overhead. The pictures are of somewhat reduced resolution
and are compressed to make the file size reasonable, but everything
should be quite readable.
Top Left: The survey marker
Swasey Peak. This picture has been adjusted to increase contrast.
Top Right: The mailbox containing the hiking register on
Bottom Left: Gordon, making an entry into the register
on October 3, 2007
Bottom Right: A view to the north from near the peak on
October 22, 2010 - the day the register in the mailbox was "captured."
Click on an image for a larger version.
- Swasey Peak Register
- This is a visual representation of the entries in the log book
found in the mailbox atop Swasey peak. This is a .PDF of
approximately 10 megabytes in
size, so be warned! It is recommended that you right-click
on the above link and save it to your computer.
More information on Swasey Peak and the House Range in Utah:
to the KA7OEI Optical Index page.
If you have questions or comments concerning the contents of this
page, feel free to contact me using the information at this URL.
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