Talk:List of mountain peaks of Colorado

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Feet versus meters[edit]

Much good work as usual here...one comment, which applies also to other similar pages: why a 100 meter topographic prominence cutoff? That's not at all standard---300 feet is the standard. Not sure how many peaks are affected, but I think it's important to use the accepted cutoff. Yes, the US is benighted in this respect, but oh well. -- Spireguy 21:55, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm afraid that the days of feet are numbered. Both the National Geodetic Survey and the United States Geological Survey have converted to meters. The main problem is that there are two foot standards in common use, the international foot (381/1250 meter = 0.3048 meter), and the survey foot (1200/3937 meter = 0.30480060960121920243840487680975 meter). --Buaidh 02:42, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
It is true (and a good thing) that NGS and USGS are going metric. However the standard for the fourteener list, and for many other peak lists, is still 300 feet---that hasn't changed. Also, in terms of general public acceptance, I would say that "the days of feet are numbered" is a bit strong. As to the two different kinds of feet, unless you are doing geodesy, it's not exactly a significant difference. -- Spireguy 12:39, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Some of us actually do geodesy. --Buaidh 14:02, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Didn't mean to knock it, it's just not going to worry me in terms of mountain elevations. -- Spireguy 16:34, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Elk Mountains[edit]

I would be interested in developing and expanding the article with information on User:Draconrex/Treasure Mountain (Colorado) and others. Presently doing work on drainages which involve the peaks and basins. If anyone cares to discuss some of the finer details I will be watching this talk page or be sure to visit my user and talk page, plus I am developing the Headwaters of Gunnison River and Geology of Gunnison Country. Draconrex (talk) 04:18, 9 September 2012 (UTC)