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PostMon Feb 27, 2023 6:14 am 
My newest video is about Washington's Biggest Mountain Lakes. You can see it here:

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PostFri Mar 03, 2023 6:21 pm 
Lake Chelan? 15.8 million acre/feet volume 33K acres 1486 ft deep 55 miles long From the tip of Pyramid Mt. to the bottom of Lucerne basin in lake chelan just below it the biggest vertical drop in north America.

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PostSat Mar 04, 2023 5:34 am 
It's not high enough.

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PostSat Mar 04, 2023 11:22 pm 
Waptus lake is in Eastern Washington, but below 3500 ft elevation, but you included it. So it seems your criteria is a bit flexible.

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PostSat Mar 04, 2023 11:50 pm 
HitTheTrail wrote:
Lake Chelan From the tip of Pyramid Mt. to the bottom of Lucerne basin in lake chelan just below it the biggest vertical drop in north America.
And the most scenic outhouse in the state

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PostMon Mar 06, 2023 5:28 pm 
HitTheTrail wrote:
From the tip of Pyramid Mt. to the bottom of Lucerne basin in lake chelan just below it the biggest vertical drop in north America.
That may depend of the definition. Pyramid is 8243, the bottom of the lake at -388, for a total of 8631'. Telescope Peak in Death Valley NP is 11,048, with the valley -282, for a total of 11,330'.

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PostMon Mar 06, 2023 5:58 pm 
Riverside Laker wrote:
That may depend of the definition.
OK, fair enough. But the offset at Lake Chelan is just over three miles between min and max. In Death Valley it is around 11 miles. You could probably find lots of points with a bigger drop if you ease the restriction of the horizontal offset. I was just trying to make a point that the Pyramid-Lake Chelan basin drop ranks right up there with Hells Canyon and the Grand Canyon.

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PostMon Mar 06, 2023 7:58 pm 
Riverside Laker wrote:
HitTheTrail wrote:
From the tip of Pyramid Mt. to the bottom of Lucerne basin in lake chelan just below it the biggest vertical drop in north America.
That may depend of the definition. Pyramid is 8243, the bottom of the lake at -388, for a total of 8631'. Telescope Peak in Death Valley NP is 11,048, with the valley -282, for a total of 11,330'.
And neither is a vertical drop, as quoted.

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PostWed Mar 08, 2023 6:47 pm 
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And neither is a vertical drop, as quoted.
True dat! But very few places are. The Grand Canyon is 18 miles wide and Hells is 10 miles wide, so measuring to the lowest point could be an offset of 9 or 5 miles respectively. And most big peaks have a wide horizontal offset to get the maximum drop.

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PostWed Mar 08, 2023 7:24 pm 
Here's a list of steepest places in Washington state: https://www.summitpost.org/washington-top-100-steepest-peaks/694524. I'm surprised Pyramid didn't show up on the list. Well, it doesn't include vertical drop, just angle.

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PostThu Mar 09, 2023 5:03 pm 
Supposedly the biggest vertical drop in the world is on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic at over 4000 and is actually overhung at 105 degrees. El Cap is 3000. In WA I do not know for sure but Baring and Bear have some pretty serious sheer drops.

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PostThu Mar 09, 2023 10:38 pm 
Notch Peak, in Utah's West Desert, has an epic sheer drop.

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