Elk Mountain - Middle Contour

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.


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Dean - Nov 10, 2010 1:26 pm - Voted 10/10


That is interesting to see this now, just four years later. That little road to the top wasn't there and I wonder how much longer the actual timber on the highpoint will last. An interesting picture.


Redwic - Nov 10, 2010 3:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Changes

I thought about taking the photo you added to the page and showing it side-by-side with the one I took this past weekend. It's only been a few years, and the differences are striking!

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