Looking for a good mountain to visit. After some research, I wanted to know:
What is the difference between Base elevation, Top elevation, and Vertical?
Also verticle drop is the elevation calculated as the change in elevation from top to bottom. This does not directly indicate steepness or difficulty since a trail 1 mile long with a verticle of 800 feet would not be as steep as a trail one half mile long with a verticle of 800 feet, in general but terrain can vary with steep pitches and moderate terrain. Remember that a blue at one area is not necessarily the same as another area.
A good mountain would be one well suited to your pocket book and ability. Some areas are more beginner friendly while others are more challenging for us organ donor types. :)