Well, this is one way for Kmart to lose some vert. for sure.
That was about the first thing that I checked with this amazing, time-sucking toy. It wasn't too far from the claimed vert though. I got 3025' - 4135' (perhaps a couple of feet too generous) from the gondola station to 1110', the lift station on Route 4. On snocountry Killington states it runs from 4215' to 1065', which they say is 3050' (actually is 3150'. I'm not sure if they factored in Catwalk with that, either.
There is, as usual, some goofiness going on regarding the actual height of Killington, google earth states the highest spot is 4172', many say it's 4241'... who knows?
Remember that Google Earth isn't exact - it is an attempt to overlay the contour maps with the aerial shots...the topos say KPeak is 4235', which I would take over Google Earth any day. Nonetheless, a neat tool.
I am told that this is what used to be the Soviet Union spy satellites. It used to be Keyhole until Google bought it. The aerials are also available on Google Maps, which is also pretty good; better than Map Quest as it is more up to date. eg. The directions that Map Quest gives for getting to my house requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and a bolt cutter to open the gate MIT has on an old forest road.
Can anyone tell me how to directly save the files? I did so by emailing them to myself. '
It was also not clear how to get elevations??
Getting old is hell, but it is better than not getting old The older I get, the better I was!