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List "Northeast Greatest Avg Drop at 100 Meters- Top 100" By wayfarer

Notes: This is a list of the 100 peaks in the Northeastern U.S. with the overall steepest summit areas within 100 meters of said summit. Basically, for the purposes of this list, this concept measures the drop, in feet, of a summit in every direction over a distance of 100 meters, then averages the numbers together for a calculation of the average slope in degrees. The purpose of this list is to identify the steepest, smallest, most "spire-like", and possibly most dramatic peaks in the region, keeping in mind that "spire-like" here will be different and generally less dramatic than in the Western states. Nevertheless, it should provide a list of fairly exciting peaks to visit. While the Northeast is generally rockier and has more views than the heavily treed Southeast, including peaks above treeline, it is still a very forested place. An attractive side-effect of these high steepness scores is that, by the very nature of the terrain and geology, many of these peaks are likely to have rock outcroppings and cliffs to allow views, even on peaks below treeline. Since the distance involved is only 100 meters, unranked peaks from the LOJ Database are included and many score very highly at that distance but do not fare as well at the greater distances of 800 and 1600 meters. 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 high scoring peaks may be absent from this list. One should also keep in mind that some of these peaks may be on private property and may or may not be accessible to the public.

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