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Old 03-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #12
Bill I.
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I think it would be difficult to objectively measure and rank cliffs by height, because presumably you are talking about the distance from the bottom to the top, not just the elevation of the highest point. In many cases the highest point of the cliff and the lowest point of the base may not be at the same place on the mountain. I see a talus pile at the foot of the Barton High Cliffs in the last of Justin's photos -- would you include that in the measurement too? Often Adirondack cliffs are viewed from a pond or road near their bottom, which may be substantially lower in elevation than the base of the cliff. This adds to the impressiveness of the view but can sometimes be misleading when estimating the actual height of the cliff.
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