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Spruce Knob

Spruce Knob

At 4,863 feet above sea level, Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia. It is also the summit of Spruce Mountain, the highest peak of the Allegheny Mountains, and the highest point of the Allegheny Front.   From the parking lot, follow a paved trail to get...
Ebright Azimuth

Ebright Azimuth

When you think of state high points, mountain peaks such as Clingmans Dome in Tennessee come to mind. What happens if there are no mountains in a state?  Is there a prominent hill or peak present? In Delaware, the state’s high point is in the Wilmington...
Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

At 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee. It is the third highest point in North Carolina.   Because of its high elevation, the temperature at Clingmans Dome is much cooler than...
Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin

The sign reads 282 feet (85.5 meters) below sea level. This in one of the lowest places on the planet, and it marks North America’s lowest elevation. Well, not actually. The real low point is a few miles to the west of the sign, but it is close enough. After...
Bukit Timah Summit

Bukit Timah Summit

It is 163.63 meters (536.84 feet) above sea level. So what, right? Well, it happens to represent the highest point in Singapore.   The walk to the summit is on a steep paved road through Singapore’s oldest primary rainforest. This is the most direct way to get...