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Encyclopedia > Mount Elbert
Mount Elbert
Elevation: 14,433 ft (4,399 m)
Location: Colorado, United States
Range: Sawatch Range
Coordinates: 39° 07′ 03.90″ N 106° 26′ 43.29″ W
Topo map: USGS Mount Elbert
First ascent: 1874 by H. W. Stuckle
Easiest route: hike

Mount Elbert in Colorado is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. Elbert is the second highest mountain in the continental United States after Mount Whitney in California, and is but 72 feet (22 m) shorter than Whitney's 14,505 feet (4,421 m). A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... This is the article on the state. ... The most general definition of mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... The Sawatch Range (sometimes Saguache Range) is a mountain range in central Colorado containing several of the Rocky Mountains highest peaks, including Mount Elbert, at 14,440 ft (4,401 m) the highest peak in the Rockies. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Example of a topographic map with contour lines Topographic maps, also called contour maps, topo maps or topo quads (for quadrangles), are maps that show topography, or land contours, by means of contour lines. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... This is the article on the state. ... Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of NPS) The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... The continental United States refers (except sometimes in U.S. federal law and regulations) to the largest part of the U.S. that is delimited by a continuous border. ... Mount Whitney is the highest point in the Continental United States. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...


Elbert is a fairly easy climb (after adjusting to its elevation, see Altitude sickness), and popular with hikers. It is located in the Saguache Range (also spelled Sawatch), west of Leadville, Colorado. Altitude sickness (also: acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude illness) is a pathological condition that is caused by lack of adaptation to high altitudes. ... The Sawatch Range (sometimes Saguache Range) is a mountain range in central Colorado containing several of the Rocky Mountains highest peaks, including Mount Elbert, at 14,440 ft (4,401 m) the highest peak in the Rockies. ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. ...


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SummitPost - Mount Elbert -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering (2019 words)
Photo by Jerry L. Mount Elbert has a lot to be proud of: It is the highest mountain in Lake County, highest in Colorado, highest in the Rockies, and second highest in the contiguous United States.
The trailheads for routes are: South Mt. Elbert Trail Trailhead for the east ridge route, North Mt. Elbert Trail Trailhead for the northeast ridge, South Halfmoon Creek Trailhead for the northwest ridge, Black Cloud Trailhead for southeast ridge, and Echo Canyon Trailhead for the southwest ridge route.
Elbert is located in the Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest.
Mount Elbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (219 words)
Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America.
Elbert is the second highest mountain in the contiguous United States, after Mount Whitney in California, and is but 65 feet (20 m) shorter than Whitney's 14,505 feet (4,421 m).
Elbert is a fairly easy climb (after adjusting to its elevation—see Altitude sickness), and is popular with hikers.
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