View Full Version : Difference btwn a hill and a mountain
The Chao Goes Mu
10-21-2003, 09:46 AM
Just wondering what if any are the guidelines for how tall a hill has to be before it can be considered a mountain.......also, what's the difference between a lake and a pond?
One And Only Wanderers
10-21-2003, 10:35 AM
found a reference at
Forestry Link (http://forestry.about.com/library/glossary/blforgll.htm)
that defines a mountain as being A natural elevation of the land surface, rising more than 1000 ft (see hill) above the surrounding lowlands, usually of restricted summit area (see plateau), and generally having steep sides.
and a hill as being A natural elevation of the land surface, rising as much as 1000 ft (see mountain) above the surrounding lowlands, usually of restricted summit area and having a well-defined outline. Hills fringing a mountain range are called "foothills."
10-21-2003, 10:40 AM
THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN
10-21-2003, 11:32 AM
I was told by a Real Estate agent that "It's a lake if you're selling, and a pond if you're buying!"
While visiting NewFoundland a few years back that they call any body of fresh water a pond, regardless of size. Might not be true though.
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