Quote from: badmonkey –
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.
Looking at that geologic marker for Pond Mt., I'm reminded of the one I saw on top of Mt. Whitney back in 1970... besides the lat and lon and the date of placement (1903 or something like that), was the elevation: 14,496.811 ft.
I thought they had to be 'n me.. nailed it to the thousandth of a foot? In 1903? (That converts to 14,496 ft, 9.732 inches, not 9.744 inches or 9.720 inches, but 9.732 inches.. ). I wondered what the tolerance was they were working with.. maybe +/- 10% ?
I love highly-precise approximations..