Can I access, by private car, the location where the photo below was captured?

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    @Canada-Area51Proposal: You should attribute the photograph to its author, by name, in your post. A link to a reddit thread is insufficient. – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 26 '16 at 19:16
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit to be fair, the name isn't in the reddit thread either, as far as I can see... – Mark Mayo Nov 27 '16 at 7:02
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    @MarkMayo: I think we can hold ourselves to a higher standard than Reddit :) – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 27 '16 at 11:19
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit sure, but have you tried looking? Even my checking for the image - it seems like the reddit post was genuinely the original source. So if he didn't say who he was, we likely can't. – Mark Mayo Nov 27 '16 at 11:24
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    @LightnessRacesinOrbit given it was posted by /u/Strobless and attributed to his father, surely that'd be a better attribution than 'unknown'? – tanantish Nov 27 '16 at 11:41

I found these six landmarks in the image that lined up nicely with each other:


Then I created a map where I found roughly the coordinates of these landmarks, and drew lines straight through them:

Map with lines

As you can see, these three lines intersect nicely at a single point (at approximately 49.746°N 123.056°W, marked in yellow), which should be approximately the location the image was taken.

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    WOW. That's a research to do :) – mgarciaisaia Nov 26 '16 at 22:28
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    Well I'm glad we both came up with Round Mountain, but I tip my hat to your more scientific research style :) – Mark Mayo Nov 27 '16 at 0:47

As near as I can tell, it's taken from about here (note that the perspective is different in Google maps to the photo - presumably imitating a different width lens) :

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Which would appear to be the view from roughly Round Mountain, looking SW over Squamish.

Google Maps is a bit fiddly, but you can use your mouse to move around in 3D.

It's hike-able, and is estimated to take about 4.5 hours round trip to the top. There's no road access.


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