Talk:Harney Peak

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Highest east of Rockies...[edit]

I made more accurate and precise the statement about "highest east of the Rockies." It takes so much explanation to make this true, I wonder if it isn't best just to drop it. Also, some people wonder about Guadalupe Peak in this context. Well, it isn't due east of any point in the Rockies (it's way south of the southern tip of the Rockies near Santa Fe, New Mexico) and its longitude is not any more east than the extreme eastern bits of the Rockies in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. So it isn't east of the Rockies in any reasonable sense. -- Spireguy 03:26, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

There are several peaks in the Big Bend region of Texas that are higher than Harney Peak, as well as being farther east. They are all on "mainland North America". I'm a big fan of the Black Hills, and have often repeated this false statement, even altering it to "highest peak east of the Rockies in the United States" but this is also unfortunately false given the aforementioned mountains in Texas. I would be an advocate of dropping the statement altogether. Harney Peak is the highest peak in South Dakota, period. (Unless you wanted to say "highest peak east of the Rockies and outside of Texas in mainland North America" - but you have to add three caveats to make this true!) Blake of the Bluffs 05:19, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I would like to note that the Big Bend region is south east of the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountain range ends in northern New Mexico. -- Feral Duck 16:05, 26 September 2007 (UTC)