County highest prominence list

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County highest prominence list

Postby PaulStratmoen » Mon May 17, 2010 10:52 am

Is there a way on the site to get a list showing the most prominent summit in each county and to track members’ progress against such a list? I thought of this after realizing that we had climbed Custer County’s most prominent summit yesterday (Hardscrabble Mountain). A list of the prominent summit in each county could make for an interesting journey and a reason to visit some seldom-visited summits. On Hardscrabble, we found a summit register left in 2001 by Mike Garratt, and it contained only two entries since (three counting ours).
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Re: County highest prominence list

Postby John Kirk » Mon May 17, 2010 5:28 pm

:worms:
There are some issues with plains counties in terms of # of areas (and whether the data is even valid when going down so low in prominence), and there are also multiple high-prominence peaks in single non-plains counties that need to be completed to be sure that all possibilities in a county are completed. The problems get a lot worse in other states. In short, this doesn't conveniently work as a list because the "most prominent summit" is often among many candidates.

See the second table on this page:
http://home.earthlink.net/~esquared/outdoor/county_prom/CO.xml
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