Saturday, May 8, 2021

The View from High Places

A recent Granite Geek blog post reports on the historic improvement in visibility from New Hampshire's Mt Washington. 

This story put me in mind of one that I heard back when I lived in California. 

It is said that from the summit of Mt Diablo, near Oakland and San Francisco, one could see the second greatest land surface area of any peak in the world. This always seemed plausible to me given Diablo's steep rise from a relatively flat area. 

I was far from the only one to hear and embrace this story, but it's sadly turned out to be untrue.  Nevertheless, I wonder what geographical oddity we can find (or invent) to enhance the legend of our own Mt Washington. ???

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