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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (23 out of 50, or 46%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,963 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621999-09-11
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55102008-09-24
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies70672008-07-24
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau61612005-07-05
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains53772007-08-04
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges55332008-10-06
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82412004-09-09
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains57092013-08-07
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range88122010-07-16
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges63202006-11-16
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau63882003-09-07
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges44852012-02-24
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains1320 
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains34852012-05-18 c
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains34002012-05-16 b
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33202010-10-12 d
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains582 
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges19972012-05-22 d
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168 
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians3315 
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28252012-05-21 a
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32802012-05-24 c
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1755 
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus1600 
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains1069 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands19212012-05-12 a
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663 
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1880 
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1031 
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges1440 
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges1438 
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges1420 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains1460 
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges12172012-05-14 c
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area675 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934 
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1041 
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area394 
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains2602012-05-10
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area325 
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. Appalachians830 
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands6732012-05-11 b
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands6402012-05-11 c
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area624 
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area420 
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. Appalachians300 
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands230 
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians200 
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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