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Obtaining an accurate measurement of a mountain’s elevation has become something of an obsession among hikers. Whether you’re tagging New Hampshire’s 48 peaks above 4,000 feet, the 46 4,000-footers in New York’s Adirondacks, or each state’s high point, your list is ultimately determined by elevation. But how, exactly, do geodesists­—scientists who measure and monitor Earth…

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Go behind the scenes in this video with cartographer Larry Garland and learn about AMC’s mapping legacy, and what goes into creating the maps for AMC’s White Mountain Guide.

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