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    VFTT peak list

    How about a new list?

    VFTT (360?) (New England peaks? Or Northeast peaks?)
    Rules: Must have an unobstructed 360 degree view (no towers or trees to climb)
    Must be a named peak
    Must be climbed on a clear day to capture the view


    Edited to post the updated list and clarified rules: (additions and corrections welcome)


    New Hampshire: (44)
    North Percy, Madison, Adams, Sam Adams, JQ Adams, Adams 4, Adams 5, Jefferson, Clay, Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Boott Spur, Slide Peak, Isolation, Davis, South Twin, Guyot, West Bond, Bond, Bondcliff, Garfield, The Nubble, Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack, Liberty, Crawford, Moosilauke, North Moat, Middle Moat, South Moat, Hight, North Baldface, South Baldface, Eagle Crag, Chocorua, Middle Sugarloaf, First Sister, Welch Mt., Mt. Kearsarge, Mt. Major, Little Blue Job, Monadnock

    Maine: (36)
    Kahtadin, Hamlin, North Brother, South Brother, Fort, Coe, Doubletop (2), North Traveler, Traveler, Peak of Ridges, South Turner (Baxter), Howe peaks on Katahdin, Sugarloaf , Bigelow West Peak, Bigelow South Horn, Baldpate, Saddleback, Saddleback Horn, Abraham, The Owl, Barren, Boundary Bald , Moxie, Moxie Bald, Kinneo, Sunday River Whitecap, Tumbledown, Low Aziscohos, Little Jackson, Goose Eye, Mt. Desert, Dorr, Champlain, Sargent, Rumford Whitecap, Caribou

    Vermont: (4)
    Abraham, Camel's Hump, Mansfield, Hunger

    New York: (23)
    Cascade, Gothics, Skylight, Marcy, Haystack, Algonquin, Basin, Dix, Gray, Iroquois, Hurricane, Mt Jo, Noonmark, Skylight, Lyon, Catamount, Jay Range, Giant, Hadley Mt, Rocky Peak Ridge, Wright Peak, Boundary



    Rules:
    Must have an unobstructed 360 degree view (no towers or trees to climb)
    Must be a named peak
    Must be climbed on a clear day to capture the view
    Added to the original suggested rules:
    I would suggest peaks at least 1000 ft. elevation, 360 view would be unobstructed to at least the next named peak or named feature such as a lake or ocean and should be from one spot on the summit not from moving to different points on the summit. (If there is tower on the summit that does not obstruct the view, i.e. you can move your head to see around it then I think it should count. The same should go for a tree. But if you have to move other then in a circle to get the view then it is obstructed. In a circle means turning while standing in one spot.)
    I will add that they can be done by any means legally available. Most will prefer to hike on foot but if you want to parachute to the summit and use a sled to descend it that is fine. But it must be on a clear day.
    Clouds are view, too, especially when you can lay back and watch images take shape. And while it is a special treat to summit when everything below you is in the clouds, and you feel like you’re on an island, I think you owe it to yourself to return on a clear day. The spirit of the list is not to cheat yourself out of the view that can be had. So you can ascend and descend in whatever the weather but getting a clear 360 is the goal (wait however long you want) while on the summit. And if you can string together several summits under clear skies all the better.

    Snowcover?
    If the summit is naturally elevated by snow (not man-made pile) and you get a 360 that is a bonus peak because often the open summits don’t accumulate much buildup due to wind. Obviously they can’t be listed as each winter may be different thus unpredictable.
    You’ll have to post your pictures for evidence (or have signed documentation by at least two witnesses.)
    Last edited by carole; 05-26-2009 at 07:18 AM.
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    Great idea!

    MA:
    Buck Hill I believe had a 360 degree view (Blue Hills Range)

    ME:
    Caribou

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    Minimum height?

    In any case,

    Cascade
    Gothics
    Skylight
    Marcy
    Whiteface (sort of)

    Kahtadin
    N Brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    Minimum height?

    In any case,

    Cascade
    Gothics
    Skylight
    Marcy
    Whiteface (sort of)

    Kahtadin
    N Brother

    Haystack?..Algonquin?..Basin?....Dix?...Gray w/ 6' of snow

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    Welch (Dickey too, depending how much low scrub counts as "obstruction")

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    Mt. Crawford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikes4fun View Post
    Haystack?..Algonquin?..Basin?....Dix?...Gray w/ 6' of snow
    Those first 4 are fine.

    Iroquois works as well.
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    Maine:
    Sugarloaf (I think you can see over the sugar shack)
    Bigelows (2)
    Baldpate
    Saddleback
    Horn ?
    Abraham

    in Baxter St. Park
    Katahdin
    Hamlin
    The Owl
    Barren
    North Brother
    South Brother ?
    Fort
    Doubletop (2)
    Traveler (3)

    Off the beaten path
    Boundary Bald (stand on peak to see over the comm. bldg)
    Moxie
    Moxie Bald
    Kinneo

    Spencer, Onestep, others can probably add plenty more.
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    Maybe just start with the 52 with a view list and go from there.

    Why do you not want to count firetowers if looking for 360 views?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdRiverRun View Post
    Why do you not want to count firetowers if looking for 360 views?
    Because it's a very different feeling standing on Carrigain or Cannon compared to Moosilauke or Adams.
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    Sunday River Whitecap in Maine
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    More Maine

    For ME, you can add:
    Tumbledown
    Low Aziscohos
    Little Jackson
    Goose Eye (I seem to remember that as a 360)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    Minimum height?
    I don't see a minimum height as an issue- adds much more to the variety.

    Quote Originally Posted by ColdRiverRun View Post
    Maybe just start with the 52 with a view list and go from there.
    Why do you not want to count firetowers if looking for 360 views?
    52 WAV is not 360, some barely have a view such as Paugus, which the true summit has none.

    I didn’t add Mt. Major at first but as I confirmed this morning it does have a 360 but growth may change that in a few years.

    I even can envision the patch – round with the four compass points and VFTT in the center.
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    Tool shed hill???

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Metsky View Post
    Because it's a very different feeling standing on Carrigain or Cannon compared to Moosilauke or Adams.
    I don't agree, but that's fine. Some of the open summits are natural, some are not.

    Carol, w/o a minimum height/col, you can pretty much go to any farmer's field and call it a mountain!
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