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Washington County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft 
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,210
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades8812
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades8116
4.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838
5.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498
6.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168
7.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4740
8.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996
9.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711
10.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2674
15.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2565
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407
16.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407
18.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132
19.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2005
20.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1829
21.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains1720
22.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521
23.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills1480
24.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1268
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1089
26.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains818
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779
28.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades762
29.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749
30.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands580
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau541
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393
33.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades240
34.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau190
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168
36.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60
37.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0
37.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains0
37.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades0

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List Description

There are 39 counties in Washington, and their high points make up the most serious collection of alpine challenges for county highpointers of any state except Alaska. The big volcanoes--Rainier, Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak--are actually easier to climb than rocky, remote, and rugged giants like Bonanza, Buckner, and Olympus. Throw in a class-4 rock climb (Big Horn), more monster Cascade summits (Daniel, North Gardner), a few forested logging-road points in the southwest, flat farmland points in the east, and other random mountains, and you have a murderer's row line-up of peaks. As of early 2008, only four people were known to have climbed all these summits.

Acknowledgements

  • By 1995 I had a self-researched verision of this list, with 32 of the 39 points correct.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Steve Fry, Ken Jones, and John Roper.

Links

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