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nartrebUntitled Comment

nartreb

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oops- actually the highest bus station on Fuji is at 2380 meters. That still leaves a good Monadnock's worth of elevation gain.
Posted Feb 3, 2006 10:56 am

nartrebUntitled Comment

nartreb

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There are buses up to about 2300 feet on Mt Fuji, which is a 12,300 foot mountain. In other words, you get off the bus and climb about three Monadnocks (measured from sea level) worth of elevation.
Posted Jan 18, 2006 10:30 pm

nartrebUntitled Comment

nartreb

Voted 10/10

oops- actually the highest bus station on Fuji is at 2380 meters. That still leaves a good Monadnock's worth of elevation gain.
Posted Feb 3, 2006 10:56 am

nartrebUntitled Comment

nartreb

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Some mountains suffer from "altitude inflation" by proud governments or local businesses. In Monadnock's case there seems to be some "visitor inflation" going on.



See the second paragraph in Chapter 2 of:

http://www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/Monadnock/MMP040103/monadnockmasterplanch1Final.pdf

The number of hikers to Monadnock's summit is under 95,000 (as of 2003), according to the NH State Parks.
Posted Feb 3, 2006 12:15 pm

FlandersRe: Untitled Comment

Flanders

Hasn't voted

Sorry for the delayed reply

Not sure if the 95,000 includes only those that access the mountain from the park, or if it includes the hikers that come from the Marlboro, Dublin or Pumpelly trails. Either way - 95,000 or 125,000 hikers is a whole lot of people and I wouldn't want to pick which one is the "most summitted".

Thanks for keeping the page honest
Posted Mar 6, 2006 9:03 pm

nartrebRe: Untitled Comment

nartreb

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The report said "visitors to the park" - that includes folks who just picnic at Togue Pond, or camp, or cross-country ski, and folks who start up but don't make it. In theory, hikers who start on Dublin, Marlboro, or Pumpelly are also park visitors, but I'm not sure the park service is actually counting them. They don't say how they count but my guess is they track parking fees collected, in which case those three trailheads don't get counted. However, I don't think you'll get 30,000 people a year using those three trails - for one thing, parking is very limited. It's possible if you assume the trailheads are overflowing with cars on every snow-free day including weekdays, but that doesn't match my experience on those trails.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 9:39 pm

nartrebmore bad news re

nartreb

Voted 10/10

sorry to harp on this, but I just got some new info about some mountains in China (see the "busiest summit" thread on the General discussion board). Tai Shan, for example, has a claimed 1.5 to 2 million visitors per year (though I dont' know how many take the cable car).
Posted May 16, 2006 9:02 pm

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