Hey, we've totally got a mountain
. (Yes, our highest "mountain"
is a mere half-mile from Colorado.)
Actually, though, in college, I used to live at the top of a 13% grade hill
. And my parents still live at the bottom of a 12% grade hill
. Ok, so that doesn't sound like much, but those two hills are pretty identical (both in total climb and steepest slope) to where I live now: a 12% grade
to the top of Phinney Ridge from Green Lake-- a hill steep enough that it's tricky to get up in the snow.
While there aren't any downhill skiing areas in Kansas now, my dad says that there used to be skiing here
. Obviously, it's not there anymore, but you can kinda tell if you zoom in on the aerial image that there used to be something on the north side of that slope.