Marhofn 49.02 - April 2000

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Bagged in the USA:

Relatives Peaks of the West

Andy Martin

Have just finished a list of the 50 best New Mexico peaks by cut-off prominence (drop). This would make a good hiking project. There may be access problems with some of the peaks on the White Sands base. Cut-off prominence for the top 50 peaks in the western states: Alaska 5317ft, Nevada 3318ft, Washington 3032ft, California 2915ft, Utah 2704ft, Colorado 2345ft, Arizona 2320ft, Oregon 2230ft, New Mexico 1945ft. The lists for Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are not yet ready. Washington looks like the toughest in terms of technical difficulty (other than Alaska). To date over 450 peaks with 2,000ft prominence have been listed for the lower 48 states. Looking ahead to a 'lower 48 Marilyn' list, we may have a cut off of perhaps 500 metres to give the 1000 peaks in the lower 48 with best prominence. However, I have no plans to work up this list.

Mary Cox on Mount Mansfield, highpoint of Vermont

Mary Cox on Mount Mansfield, highpoint of Vermont

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