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DSettahr 10-24-2020 04:58 PM

The town park in Newcomb has something similar- a glass (plexiglass?) engraving that shows the High Peaks skyline with all of the peaks labeled. If you stand in the right spot, the glass engraving lines up pretty closely with the view of the High Peaks, so it's easy to see which peak is which.

stripperguy 10-24-2020 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DSettahr (Post 283834)
The town park in Newcomb has something similar- a glass (plexiglass?) engraving that shows the High Peaks skyline with all of the peaks labeled. If you stand in the right spot, the glass engraving lines up pretty closely with the view of the High Peaks, so it's easy to see which peak is which.

Has everyone looked at that engraved profile closely??
There is also every peak's name written in braille!

Makwa 10-26-2020 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by IndLk_Brett (Post 283829)
I believe the cab on Goodnow is closed. Which is a shame because the map in that cab is a really neat.

Map (pic from May 2015) in Goodnow FT cab.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Makwa 10-26-2020 03:34 PM

The display in Newcomb from Jan 2017. Third pic is Marcy lined up with the display (labeled "P").

Link to Google album if you want to see larger pics or zoom in. I could not find the braille when I zoomed in. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y7FMvhfH7sirPJWy7

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

stripperguy 10-26-2020 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Makwa (Post 283851)
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Link to Google album if you want to see larger pics or zoom in. I could not find the braille when I zoomed in. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y7FMvhfH7sirPJWy7

Dang!! It's been a few years since I stopped there, they've updated the sign.
My gang had joked about the braille for years.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Lucky13 10-27-2020 09:52 AM

I thought the braille was kind of neat. I could see that the plexiglass could be lined up with the mountains, but I also thought the cutting of the profile allowed the non-sighted to use their hands to "feel" the differences in the different mountains. I thought it was very considerate of Newcomb to make an attempt to provide some kind of Adirondack experience to those less fortunate in ability to see the grandeur.

stripperguy 10-31-2020 08:22 PM

We used to laugh at the absurdity of the execution...
The profiles were out of reach for the majority of humans, and even so, were not labeled in braille. So the braille labels would be of no benefit a person that would need braille.

Sort of like the braille at some drive up ATM's...(which at least have a sane rational behind them)

Adironzach 03-11-2021 07:17 AM

Adamís mountain has something similar in its cab. I love seeing those 360į maps. I donít have a picture of just the map as they are all videos but here is one of them that you can see the map on https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...672131dc6f.jpg


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