MntOwl wrote:Here's an easy one.
1. What is an ultra-prominent peak?
2. How many are in Colorado?
3. What are they?
Extra Credit: how do they rank againt other ultra-prominent peaks in the USA?
Three... Blanca, Pikes and Elbert all have more than 5K' of prominence. There are 57 total in the contiguous US lower 48, and a bunch more in Alaska.
I've done 13 of them so far: Rainier, Whitney, Elbert, White, Gannett, Graham, Humphreys, Sierra Blanca, Pikes, Hayford, Blanca, Lemmon and Chiricahua.
For details, see Lists of John. That's the list of everything with more than 2K' of prominence, but you can easily identify the "ultras" by looking in the "prominence" column.