Counties with Largest Area
Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 50, or 88%)
|Rank||County||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 5)||Area-SqMi||Ascent Date|
|1.||CA-Inyo||Mount Whitney||14,495||Mount Whitney Group||10,224||1965-09-11|
|3.||CA-Siskiyou||Mount Shasta||14,162||Mount Shasta Area||6,338||1972-07-02|
|4.||WY-Fremont||Gannett Peak||13,804||Northern Wind River Range||9,249|| |
|5.||WY-Park||Francs Peak||13,153||Southern Absaroka Range||6,953|| |
|6.||NM-Rio Arriba||Truchas Peak||13,102||Santa Fe Mountains||5,895||2004-09-02|
|7.||NV-White Pine||Wheeler Peak||13,063||Snake Range||8,888||1968-07-05|
|8.||UT-San Juan||Mount Peale||12,721||La Sal Mountains||7,929||1981-08-03|
|9.||AZ-Coconino||Humphreys Peak||12,633||Flagstaff Area||18,659||1968-09-09|
|10.||WY-Albany||Medicine Bow Peak||12,013||Medicine Bow Mountains||4,303||2002-09-05|
|11.||NM-Otero||Sierra Blanca Peak||11,973||Sacramento Mountains||6,631||2003-10-06|
|12.||NV-Nye||Mount Jefferson||11,941||Toquima Range||18,147||1968-05-31|
|13.||NV-Clark||Charleston Peak||11,916||Spring Mountains||8,089||1968-07-06|
|14.||CA-San Bernardino||San Gorgonio Mountain||11,499||San Bernardino Mountains||20,108||1966-10-16|
|15.||NV-Lander||Bunker Hill||11,473||Toiyabe Range||5,514||1988-07-27|
|16.||AZ-Apache||Mount Baldy||11,403||White Mountains||11,218||2000-09-25|
|17.||NV-Elko||Ruby Dome||11,387||Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains||17,180||1970-07-04|
|18.||MT-Beaverhead||Tweedy Mountain||11,154||Pioneer Mountains||5,559|| |
|19.||UT-Tooele||Deseret Peak||11,031||Stansbury Mountains||7,000||1994-08-29|
|20.||NM-Catron||Whitewater Baldy||10,895||Mogollon Mountains||6,931||1984-05-30|
|21.||CA-Riverside||San Jacinto Peak||10,839||San Jacinto Mountains||7,305||1971-06-26|
|22.||NM-Socorro||South Baldy||10,783||West-Central Rio Grande Area||6,651||2003-10-12|
|23.||NV-Washoe||Mount Rose||10,776||Carson Range||6,543||1987-07-06|
|24.||NV-Lincoln||Mount Grafton-South Ridge||10,640||Schell Creek Range||10,632||2000-07-17|
|25.||UT-Millard||Mine Camp Peak||10,222||Pavant Range||6,822||1999-07-24|
|26.||UT-Box Elder||Bull Mountain||9934||Northwest Salt Lake Ranges||5,775||2001-06-09|
|27.||NV-Pershing||Star Peak||9836||Southeast Humboldt River Ranges||6,060||1992-05-13|
|28.||AZ-Cochise||Chiricahua Peak||9759||Chiricahua Area||6,223||1984-05-24|
|29.||OR-Harney||Steens Mountain||9733||Steens Mountain Area||10,208||1991-07-31|
|30.||NV-Humboldt||Granite Peak||9732||Santa Rosa Mountains||9,644||1992-05-11|
|31.||WY-Sweetwater||Pine Mountain||9550||East Flaming Gorge Area||10,476||2002-09-03|
|32.||ID-Idaho||Bare Peak Northwest||9439||Central Bitteroot Range||8,482|| |
|33.||NM-San Juan||Beautiful Mountain||9388||Chuska Mountains||5,537|| |
|34.||OR-Douglas||Mount Thielsen||9182||Crater Lake Area||5,061||2003-08-11|
|35.||NM-McKinley||Cerros de Alejandro||9166||North San Mateo Mountains||5,455||2001-10-12|
|36.||AZ-Pima||Mount Lemmon||9157||Huachuca Area||9,195||2000-09-28|
|37.||CA-Kern||Sawmill Mountain||8818||San Emigdio Mountains||8,161||1974-06-25|
|38.||OR-Lake||Crane Mountain||8456||Warner Mountains||8,344||2000-08-04|
|39.||AZ-Mohave||Hualapai Peak||8417||Hualapai Mountains||13,468||2000-09-22|
|40.||ID-Owyhee||Cinnabar Mountain||8403||Owyhee Mountains||7,684||2004-10-08|
|41.||AZ-Navajo||Black Mesa High Point||8168||Hopi-Navajo Mesas||9,959||2000-09-23|
|42.||OR-Malheur||Oregon Canyon Mountains Peak||8027||Trout Creek Area||9,912||2002-06-01|
|43.||AZ-Yavapai||Mount Union||7979||Prescott Area||8,129||1996-06-16|
|44.||AZ-Gila||Myrtle Point||7960||Mogollon Rim||4,797||2000-09-24|
|45.||TX-Brewster||Emory Peak||7825||Big Bend Ranges||6,200||1971-11-26|
|46.||NM-Chaves||One Tree Peak||7089||Sacramento Mountains||6,078||2003-10-07|
|47.||AZ-Yuma||Signal Peak||4877||Kofa Area||5,522||1966-01-29|
|48.||NE-Cherry||Hazel Benchmark||4206||Sand Hills||6,000||2002-09-06|
|49.||ME-Aroostook||Peaked Mountain||2220||Northern Maine||6,809|| |
|50.||MN-Saint Louis||Pike Mountain||1950||Northern Minnesota Ranges||6,719||2002-09-14|
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This list shows the highest points of the 50 largest counties in the US outside of Alaska. All but four of them are in nine western states. There is one each in Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maine.
Thanks to John Hasch for suggesting the addition of the Area column, greatly improving the usefulness of this list.
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