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Prominence defined

June 5 2006 at 3:27 PM

Mark S  (Login MarkStyczynski)


Response to The Official State Highpoint Prominence Thread

 

Wikipedia has as good of a definition of prominence as I've seen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prominence

Once you understand it, you realize that the southwest slope of Frissell where Connecticut's highpoint is located has a prominence of zero since there is a higher point immediately on the other side of the Mass. border.

And how 'bout a really tough question. Which state highpoints are not the most prominent points in their states? BTW, I don't have the answer to this one but can think of several likely candidates.

 
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