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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
  • @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
  • @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
  • @MarkMayo: Then a notation that "source is unknown" will at least show that a fair effort was made :) (I agree that this one is tough - the best I can do is "Reddit user Strobless's dad"!) My concern is that no permission was given to reproduce the image here, though admittedly I don't know the ins and outs of Reddit's licensing. – Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 27 '16 at 11:36
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I found these six landmarks in the image that lined up nicely with each other:

Landmarks

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

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