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avatar El Capitan facts
February 14, 2010 11:30AM
i'm trying to find a website of facts... i know how high El Capitan is, but i haven't been able to see how wide it is. anyone have a site that is that informative?
avatar Re: El Capitan facts
February 14, 2010 12:00PM
I think it may be somewhat hard to figure out how wide it is since someone would have to define where El Capitan ends. I think one can reasonably figure out that a certain vertical point is El Cap though.

There is some controversy over what the widest stone arch in the world is, and has to do with definitions of what the ends are.
avatar Re: El Capitan facts
February 14, 2010 12:21PM
i don't remember where i heard it, but it was my understanding, that it was approx. one mile wide. would that come close?
avatar Re: El Capitan facts
February 16, 2010 07:50AM
Just drawing on topo I'd go with 1 mile, yes.
avatar Re: El Capitan facts
February 16, 2010 07:52AM
btw... dunno how many times I've been in they valley but the things amazes me EVERY TIME I go.
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