- Jan 30, 2012
- Southeast MI
- Cub Cadet 7305, Kioti CK3510seh TLB
They might have a higher peak elevation above sea level, but they don't have a higher relative elevation gain to the surrounding area (relief, prominence, I forget the exact right terminology). In New Hampshire, from adjacent river valley to the top of Mt Washington is over 5000 ft of elevation gain. You don't have anywhere near that in South Dakota. Shoot, your peak elevations are barely higher than new england's, but your valleys are much higher. And Mt Washington has the gnarliest weather of almost anywhere on the continent. SO quite frankly, your pointy hills are actually the cute ones.The peaks in the Black Hills of SD are taller than anything in the Appalachian 'mountains '.
The Rockies' peaks are double that.
You can keep your cute eastern hills. Heck, even in Texas we have a peak higher than those.
But I'm from Michigan, I have nothing to represent here, lol. We call a few rocky knobs in our upper peninsula mountains, but, c'mon. Our best ski area has 900 feet of vertical, which is fun but not too epic. At least our snow is excellent.