Elk Mountain - Middle Contour
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This small, slightly forested bump is one of three closed-contours at the top of Elk Mountain that could be considered as a summit candidate. The NE contour (from which this photo was taken) is obviously lower than the other two closed-contours, making the middle contour and the southwestern-most contour (not shown in this photo) the candidates for the true summit.
After having stood atop all three closed-contours, this middle contour seemed slightly taller than the southwestern-most contour, despite the southwestern-most contour being the marked summit location on maps. At least those two closed-contours should be visited to proclaim a successful summit attempt. However, most of the middle contour has been destroyed by logging and quarry activity, so there might come a time in the future when only the southwestern-most contour will be the only point needed to be summited.
Photo taken on November 6, 2010.