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List "Southeast Overall Steepest 100 in LOJ Database" By wayfarer

Notes: This is a list of the overall steepest 100 peaks in the Southeastern U.S. Basically, this concept measures the drop, in feet, of a summit in every direction over distances of 100, 800, and 1600 meters, then averages the numbers together for a calculation of the average slope in degrees. For this list, I used a prominence cutoff of 200 feet. I also included peaks that were in the error range, or very near misses, for that prominence. To have done otherwise would have left off such regionally significant and deserving peaks as Chimney Tops, Charlies Bunion, Cattail Peak, Griffith Knob, and The Chimneys, all of which score in the top 50. However, one must be aware that the LOJ Database, which the steepness lists rely upon, does not include all unnamed peaks with less than 300 feet prominence, so it is possible that other qualifying and high scoring peaks with 200 feet prominence may be absent from this list. Also, there may be peaks in states not yet in the LOJ database, such as Alabama that qualify. If any, those will be added when they become available and will change the layout of the list, likely displacing some of the lower scoring peaks.

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