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The USA Second Lap List

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 50, or 54%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,963 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621972-07-02
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55101984-09-13
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7067 
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau61611981-08-03
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains53772008-09-14
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges55332003-10-06
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82411968-07-06
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5709 
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8812 
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges63201984-05-27
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau63881973-09-03
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges44851971-11-26
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains1320 
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains34852002-10-10
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains34002014-09-16
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians3320 
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains5822002-09-06
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges19972002-10-07
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168 
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33152014-09-06
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28252002-10-08
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32802014-09-03
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1755 
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus1600 
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains1069 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands19212014-09-18
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663 
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1880 
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1031 
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges14402002-10-06
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges14382002-10-06
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges1420 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains1460 
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges1217 
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area675 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area9342002-10-16
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area10412002-09-18
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area3942002-09-18
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains2602002-10-18
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area320 
 Iowa or Pilot Knob1450Midwest-Great Lakes Area3192002-10-17
 Iowa or Mount Earl980Midwest-Great Lakes Area300 
40.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area590 
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians875 
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1450Northern U.S. Appalachians880 
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1030Northern U.S. Appalachians8302002-10-04
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands6732002-10-14
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands6402002-10-14
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area6242002-10-13
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area4202002-09-19
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast382 
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast383 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast120 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians3002002-10-03
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands230 
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians2002002-10-05
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast245 

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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