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So is Pikers Peak 11,657'4th highest? How does that work? Oh, there is the argument...LOL Sorry. I am sure you have a rubuttal??? :-)
Love the page!!
As someone who has not summited Mount Adams but has been on Pikers Peak (got turned around due to 70 mph winds and ice) I don't really consider it a real peak because it does not stick up much on the mountain, while Little Tahoma is quite dramatic! Anyways nice page Adam! I would like to go up little T one of these days.
Well Adam, you seemed to have changed your profile and I know you have been on Mt Adams more than once. Instead of sporting that new beard of yours it looks like you are sprouting zits? What the heck?
It is all related to prominence. Most Washington peakbaggers consider a true stand-alone peak as those which have at least 400' of prominence. In other regions (such as the Rockies), many people use a 300' of prominence threshold. Pikers Peak, with only 57' of prominence, reaches neither criteria. Plus, add to the fact that many people do not consider sub-peaks on volcanoes as different peaks... When you look at Mount Adams (and Pikers Peak on Mount Adams), do you think you are looking at a mountain, or at mountains? Likely the former rather than the latter. Little Tahoma is different, as it has over 800' of prominence and as such is visually defined as a separate peak from the Rainier volcanic cone. I hope this explanation helps clarify things a little.
Uh, still no Adam. I dont really care- I was teasing Adam and for some reason getting a teenager to crack back at me as well as one of Adam's friends.
Still no Adam speaking here...LOL
I was about to leave a comment for Adam regarding this page, but before I did so I noticed your original comment. I thought you were asking legitimate questions, and after seeing that it had been two weeks since you left that message and Adam had not responded, and then that another (more ambiguous) answer was left by another person, I thought if I left a a fairly legitimate answer it might be helpful. I did not take your original comment as teasing. Perhaps there is an inside joke between you and the page author, but that was apparently not obvious to other viewers of this page.
Sorry, I've been sort of inactive on SP for the last while. I'm working on writing up a lengthy trip report for my recent climbs in South America. I wanted to give you a detailed answer like the one Redwic left but he stated the prominence thing so well, now I don't have to.
Now when are you going to attempt this bad boy? ;-)
Thanks! As soon as you're ready.