Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mountains of Florida

On a recent fossil hunting trip, in far northern Florida, we stumbled upon the highest point in the state, and, of course, I needed my picture taken there. This mountainous region was rural and rolling country, a most pleasantly quaint corner of Dixie. The barbeque in nearby Alabama tasted smoky sweet and slightly burnt with corn on the cob that was the soggiest I've ever encountered. I highly recommend the place, just order beans and rice as your side instead.

At 345 feet Britton Hill is the lowest high point out of all the 50 states. The next lowest high point is owned by Delaware with a staggering peak jutting 448 feet above sea level. The other three states with high points below 1000 feet include Louisiana, Mississippi and Rhode Island. Happy Mountaineering kids!

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