Piccolo Summit

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Piccolo Summit
Highest point
Elevation 2,043 m (6,703 ft)
Prominence 73 m (240 ft)
Coordinates 50°02′48″N 122°56′27″W / 50.04667°N 122.94083°W / 50.04667; -122.94083
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Fitzsimmons Range
Topo map NTS 92J/02
Age of rock Late Cretaceous
Mountain type Volcanic

Piccolo Summit is a summit in the Fitzsimmons Range of the Garibaldi Ranges of the Pacific Ranges in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is located on the north side of Cheakamus Lake just southeast of the town of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The mountain is the highest point of a group of hills called the Musical Bumps.

In 2004, volcanologist Jack Souther of the Geological Survey of Canada convinced that Piccolo Summit is composed of lava flows that erupted from a volcano about 100 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.[1] Nearby Whistler Mountain is composed of lava flows and nearby Flute Summit is a subvolcanic intrusion that was formed during the same period.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jack Souther (August 12, 2004). "Why Flute is Red and Piccolo Green". Whistler Naturalists. 

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