If a person tries researching "Wilburn Ridge", very limited information is found. However, if a person searches "Pine Mountain", which is the true highpoint of this ridgeline, plenty of information can be found. You really need to include "Pine Mountain" in the Name & Query... I had been planning to climb this mountain ("Pine Mountain") soon, because it was not already on SummitPost. Thank goodness I found your "Wilburn Ridge" page first, so there wasn't a semi-double posting of the same peak. If you click on the GPS coordinates on the page, "Pine Mountain" is even shown as the point on the map (and Wilburn Ridge is not even written).
Putting both names in the Mountain Name/Query will help eliminate any confusion by future SPers, or double-posts of mountains.
I added both names into the query and made some other changes to the post. Changes were overdue, as it was one of my first posts here and I'd done very little to improve it. I need to plan a new trip there for my data.
I just got back from an East Coast trip this weekend. This was one of my stops, and I was determined to find out which was accurate in the Pine Mountain vs. Wilburn Ridge controversy.
The Result: Now even the rangers there are disputing with each other over the actual location and height of Pine Mountain, as they found multiple maps showing different pieces of information. And then some other hikers gave differing ideas, as well. Basically, I got more confusion than answers... but I am determined to get to the bottom of this. :-)
Thanks for the add to the page.
Your "Whitetop Mountain" page says it is the second-highest peak in Virginia. It is actually the second-highest COUNTY HIGHPOINT in Virginia. Pine Mountain is the second-highest peak in the state, although by only 5'-6' elevation.
You should go ahead and do the Pine Mountain summitpost. It's a pretty extensive peak. I don't think anyone would mind. It wouldn't diminish the Wilburn Ridge post at all.
Considering the GPS coordinates and elevation would be identical, that seems strange. Are there any other such scenarios on SummitPost, where two separate Mountain pages are created with identical coordinates and elevation? I guess if one page is for the ridgeline and one is for the highest point on the ridgeline, it might be OK. I was not certain of the protocol, and I certainly don't want to infringe upon your already-created pages (which I like). I'll figure it out.
I could give you co-edit privilige on my Wilburn Ridge post. How's that? We could retitle it Pine Mountain/Wilburn Ridge. Let me know and I'll give you access to the post.