Laurel Hill Fire Towers, Pennsylvania

Prominence: 180 ft, 55 m

Elevation: 2960+ feet, 902+ meters

True Isolation: 0.91 mi, 1.47 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 2960 - 2980 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 2960 ft / 902 m
    (Range 2960 - 2980 ft)
Peak TypeUnnamed High Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)40° 3' 14'' N, 79° 16' 42'' W
40.053767, -79.278464 (Dec Deg)
646838 E 4435145 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSomerset
Donegal twp

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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2010-09-26 by Richard Oestreicher
     2011-12-30 by John Morrow
     2012-08-17 by Don Raether
     2012-11-18 by Andrew Hollis
     2013-06-14 by Jean Andr√© Laverdure
     2014-04-24 by Wayne Snyder
     2015-03-29 by Andrew Hollis

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This is abut a mile and a half northeast of the Westmoreland County High Point, also on Laurel Hill (a 75 mile ridge). My GPS read 2986 feet on top. I don't know how to calculate prominence, but if this meets minimum prominence criteria and the GPS reading was accurate, that would make it the 4th highest peak in Pennsylvania.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 180 ft/55 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 220 ft/67 m
  Line Parent: Laurel Hill-Radio Tower
  Key Col: 2780 ft/847 m
Isolation0.91 mi/1.47 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Laurel Hill-Radio Tower  (SSW)
Isolation Limit Point: 40° 2' 33'' N, 79° 17' 15'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Mountains
Range5: Laurel Highlands
Drainage BasinsMonongahela
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Forbes State Forest
Topo MapSeven Springs O40079a3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Richard Oestreicher.

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