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Top 11 U.S States with the Largest Topographic Prominence

List the top 11 states which have the largest topographic prominence. Sourced from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_most_prominent_summits_of_the_United_States
inspired by this quiz: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/211943/10-highest-us-states
Topographic prominence is a measurement that takes a mountain, and measures the elevation above the highest shared point with a higher mountain. It is not the same as elevation
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Last updated: April 11, 2022
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Prominence
State
20,146 ft
6141 m
Alaska
13,803 ft
4207 m
Hawaii
13,210 ft
4026 m
Washington
10,080 ft
3072 m
California
9,093 ft
2772 m
Colorado
8,258 ft
2517 m
Nevada
Prominence
State
7,706 ft
2349 m
Oregon
7,077 ft
2157 m
Wyoming
6,358 ft
1938 m
Utah
6,340 ft
1932 m
Arizona
6,158 ft
1877 m
New Hampshire
3 Comments
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Level 68
Apr 11, 2022
And yes, I decided last second to be top 11 rather than top 10 to include NH, as it narrowly beat out Idaho, North Carolina and Montana, and I found that impressive enough to include.
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Level 89
Apr 12, 2022
Great quiz. Somewhat surprising to see NH on here but then I remembered that the White Mountains are pretty dramatic.

Also you have a great user name! I've been up there many times.

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Level 68
Apr 16, 2022
Been up where? There are a lot of features named after Kearsarge. Off the top of my head, there is Kearsarge Pass in California and two different Mount Kearsarge's in New Hampshire, in addition to at least a half dozen roads, and a school district around Kearsarge South. My username is a reference to Mount Kearsarge (South) in NH, as I grew up in that area.

I believe that the pass in California, and Kearsarge North were both named after Kearsarge South, which was the original " Mount Kearsarge"