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Discussion: Hills at Northacres?

in: drewi; drewi > 2009-04-15

Apr 17, 2009 7:07 PM # 
Is that like mountaineering in Kansas? ;-)
Apr 17, 2009 10:53 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Hey, we've totally got a mountain. (Yes, our highest "mountain" is a mere half-mile from Colorado.)

Actually, though, in college, I used to live at the top of a 13% grade hill. And my parents still live at the bottom of a 12% grade hill. Ok, so that doesn't sound like much, but those two hills are pretty identical (both in total climb and steepest slope) to where I live now: a 12% grade to the top of Phinney Ridge from Green Lake-- a hill steep enough that it's tricky to get up in the snow.

While there aren't any downhill skiing areas in Kansas now, my dad says that there used to be skiing here. Obviously, it's not there anymore, but you can kinda tell if you zoom in on the aerial image that there used to be something on the north side of that slope.
Apr 18, 2009 2:20 AM # 
You'll notice that they were "hills" not hills.
Apr 19, 2009 6:30 AM # 
Hey, we've totally got a mountain. Woooo! Just looking at it on the map gives me chills and vertigo. The way those 10-foot contours are stacked up says to me, "you better bring your ice axe and be ready to self arrest." But 12-13% grade is nothing to sneeze at.

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