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Joseph Hirniak has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.

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Trail Peak, California from Horseshoe Meadow (2014-08-05). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Cahuilla Mountain (2013-06-29). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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My personal situation prevents me from hiking often hence my emphasis is on lifetime achievement rather than raw numbers or list completions. Consequently, I've morphed into somewhat of a purist: with three exceptions (Stony Man, Hawksbill, and Hot Springs Mountain) I don't include peaks unless my legs have hiked atleast 1,000 vertical feet of gain. Although I enjoy pursuing wilderness highpoints, national park and forest highpoints, and county highpoints, in particular, I don't pursue or claim arbitrary points of land such as: "State Beach high point, (elev. 60' above mean sea level)", benchmarks, or bother with highpoints that are, let's say, 100 feet from or lower than a prominent parent ('liners'). I prefer peaks with a minimum prominence threshold to qualify as an independent peak (one notable exception on my list is S. Nebo, UT - at the time I hiked it most of the the maps indicated it was the high point of the Nebo massive), although I find the rules for saddle drops and provisional peaks highly subjective if not arbitrary (i.e., why does a peak on the East coast require only 200' while the West coast requires 300',... seriously?). Excluded are peaks which I have driven to the summit, parked, and walked a typically paved trail to a lookout or picnic table (think Clingmans Dome, TN or Haleakala, HI). I don't begrudge those who do include such peaks on their list - for each his own. On a final note my life goal is to hike 365 peaks with the aforementioned parameters. That way I can reasonably say I spent a year of my life pursuing this endeavor.

 

Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
Peaks with Most Individual Summiters3468
Most Ascended Peaks3264
AMC New Hampshire 4000-footers2756.2
New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks2654.2
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks450
AMC New England 4000-footers3349.3
New England 4000-foot Peaks3348.5
Northeast USA Drainage Basin High Points844.4
Vermont County High Points642.9
Eastern USA Peaks with 2500 feet of Prominence1240
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA2007-08-19
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO1984-06-24
Mount Bierstadt14060USA-CO1986-07-10
Kinabalu13435Malaysia1997-03-27
Wheeler Peak13063USA-NV1986-07-02
Mount Dana13057USA-CA2013-08-06
Shoshoni Peak12967USA-CO2010-08-06
Humphreys Peak12633USA-AZ1986-06-23
Spread Eagle Peak12540USA-UT1990-07-26
Hayden Peak12479USA-UT1990-09-10
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Kinabalu13435Malaysia1997-03-27
Fuji-san12388Japan1996-08-17
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA2007-08-19
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO1984-06-24
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2011-06-04
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA2009-05-23
Wheeler Peak7563USA-NV1986-07-02
Hotaka-dake7562Japan1997-07-21
Kita-dake7339Japan2006-08-23
Mount San Antonio6224USA-CA2009-10-03
P-Index: 106    Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 32    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 109    Link to Peak List sorted by elevation

     
    



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