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Question #37767 posted on 07/19/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is there a difference between a peak and a mountain? For example, Provo Peak and Y Mountain. I always assumed they were both mountains, but I'm curious if the name has any sort of significance--maybe some sort of geological thing?

-The Mountain Goat

A: Dear The Mountain Goat,

My understanding is that a peak refers to the top of the mountain, the pointy little part that might hurt to fall on in a scale model. Thus Provo Peak refers to the area on top of (presumably) Provo Mountain. Some names simply gain more common usage than others, though.