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List "Eastern US 100 Finest" By wayfarer

Notes: This list is based on a draft list by Andy Martin of the 100 most prominent U.S. peaks east of the Mississippi. This list also includes all competing peaks. Virginia's Reddish Knob has 1997' of "clean" prominence and is in the error range to have over 2,000' of prominence. However, there are contending peaks to Reddish Knob and also Rocky Mountain that could potentially "steal" their prominence. Flagpole Knob has a slim chance of being more prominent than nearby Reddish Knob. And Rocky Mountain has several nearby contenders that include Bald Knob, Maintop Mountain, Mount Pleasant, and two areas on The Priest. In Maine, Caribou Mountain could possibly steal the prominence from nearby Kibby Mountain. Until it is definitively decided that Reddish, Maintop, and Kibby are undisputed one should also climb their contenders. Not included in this list are the eight Northeast peaks of 3,791' East Kennebago (ME), 3,568' Jackson (ME), 3,690' Bolton (VT), 3,730' Bunnell (NH), 3,850' Plateau (NY), Peak 3350 (NY), 3,310' Bald (VT), and 3,070' Little Spencer (ME), as well as the Southeast peaks of 3,610' Hall Top (TN), 4,077' Cove (TN), and Georgia's two contending peaks of 4,075' Big Bald Mountain and 4,060' Rich Mountain, which compete with one another for prominence leader. These twelve peaks are in the error range to possibly displace some of the peaks with a higher clean prominence above them on the list. It is suggested that all be climbed to ensure having attained the true prominence peaks.

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