Peakbagging Page for William Musser

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US County High Point Links

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

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The vertical fall from the top of this 14er is like no other (2018-07-07). Photo by William Musser.
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Many great views from this prominence gem Thorodin ; and plenty of scrambles (2018-05-29). Photo by William Musser.
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After successful summit, preparing to descend through the gate as the morning sun reflects the peak of the volcano above onto the clouds below (2011-06-09). Photo by William Musser.
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From the summit of Monte Jayuya there is a nice view of the tallest mountain in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta (foreground) (2010-12-05). Photo by William Musser.
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The pinnacle formation just before the summit of Kings Peak makes for nice views and photos (2011-08-11). Photo by William Musser.
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A 300-foot rappel while canyoneering in the Escalante country of Utah (2007-05-24). Photo by William Musser.
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Scramblers carefully make their way along an exposed ridge near the summit of Static Peak, Wyoming (2005-09-04). Photo by William Musser.
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Contact me at CO, FL, and ME are my home states. I enjoy teaming to pursue obscure summits with bushwhacking and complex route finding.

"Peakbagging" distinguished from "highpointing" in that peaks pursued have lists requiring a threshold of prominence. In highpointing, goals are reaching the highest point in some geographic area. I favor destinations maximizing exercise and outdoor experience over private land issues. Peakbagging is my passion, thus use of this website.

Current Summary:

Record year (at age 59) I climbed:
546 peakbagging points; 186 new peaks;378,149 feet of vertical during the year; and 1,278 miles hiked

> Total Miles Hiked = 7,899 mi. (Earth dia. 7,918 miles; Circumference 24,901 miles)
<99% complete diameter/ 32% complete circum.>(Moon dia. 2,159 miles; Circumference 6,786 miles)
> Comparison of common great cross country trails : AT=2,189; CDT=3,100; CT=483; FT=1000; MST=1000;PCT=2,654

Total Life Vertical Gain = 2,167,972 feet (Earth ends and outer space starts at the Kármán line, some 62 miles above the planet's surface (327,360 feet) thus, total climbing gain is like starting at sea level and climbing past earth's atmosphere by more than 6 times into space.

> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 14k.............= 57/70
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents over 13k.............= 153/176
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 12k.............= 275/260
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 11k.............= 279/327
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 10k.............= 339/402
Ascents with over 100 ft prominence = 2,191.....(peaks =1,145)
Ascents with over 300 ft prominence = 1,211.....(peaks =672)
Ascents with over 1000 ft prominence = 241.......(peaks =210)
Ascents with over 2000 ft prominence = 118.......(peaks =98)
Ascents with over 3000 ft prominence = 60........(peaks =46)
Ascents with over 4000 ft prominence = 44........(peaks =32)
Ascents with over 5000 ft prominence = 21........(peaks =19)
Ascents with over 6000 ft prominence = 16........(peaks =15)
Ascents with over 7000 ft prominence = 11........(peaks =11)
Ascents with over 8000 ft prominence = 7.........(peaks =7)
Ascents with over 10000 ft prominence= 4.........(peaks =4)

Most frequently climbed peaks where you might find me:

1) Mount Kineo Moosehead Lake, ME = 163 times
2) The Brother Evergreen, CO = 168 times
3) Green Mountain Lakewood, CO = 65 times
4) Mount Bailey Bailey, CO = 88 times
5) Alderfer Hill, Evergreen, CO = 103 times
6) N Sister, Evergreen, CO = 52 times
7) M Sister, Evergreen, CO = 62 times
8) S Sister, Evergreen, CO = 32 times
9) Kennesaw, Marietta, GA = 19 times
10) Evergreen Mountain, CO = 31 times
11) Hobbs Peak, CO = 35 times
12) Dinosaur Ridge, CO = 22 times
13) Peak 8080 Fillius Park, CO = 34 times
14) Castle Rock, Golden, CO = 20 times
15) Castle Rock, CR, CO = 7 times
16) Elephant Butte, CO = 20 times
17) Wekiva SP HP,FL = 14 times
18) Peak 8565 ANF, CO = 27 times
19) Mount Morrison, CO = 11 times
20) Stone Mountain, GA = 6 times
21) Little Mtn, Brec, CO = 5 times
22) Shaw Moutnain, ME = 7 times
23) Mount Kathadin, ME = 6 times

States with the most "ascents" (both peaks and HPs):
North Carolina...83
South Carolina...16
Montana .........15

Ascents with Family Members:

Willy (dog)- 558
Karen Musser- 443
Daniel Musser- 141
David Musser- 74
Sarah Musser- 38
Ben Musser- 22
Katie Martin (Musser)- 21
Teddy Musser- 3
Heidi Rhodes - 14
Eric Rhodes - 8
Emily Gonzales Musser- 5
Patrick Lynn- 5
Justine Dutil- 2
Betsy Dasse - 4
Frank Dasse - 1
Dale Musser (father)- 3
Frank Musser (brother)- 2
Kiki Fissell - 2
Jack Fissell - 2
Elaine Fissell - 2
Palen Rhodes - 3
Makena Rhodes - 1?

Ascents with Friends:

Dan Connors- 92
HC Liang- 41
Andy Woodcock - 26
Wayne Lundberg- 20
Nate Lundberg- 10
Chuck Drake- 19
Tim Hall- 12
Chris Coleman- 18
Marc Holder- 13
Jorge Hinojos - 12
Hernan Lopez- 11
Brinson Willis- 9
Mike Saxton- 9
Trey Hamilton- 7
Sarah McManus - 7
Miguel Garcia- 4
Bryan Nelson- 5
Chuck Holden - 6
Martha Holden - 4
Tim Vanderwalker- 6
Jason Warren- 6
Will Elliot- 1

Summits obtained with notable members of peakbagging/highpointing community using,, and/or

Glen Mizenko (72): James Peak, Mount Tweto, London Mountain, Mount Parnassus, Grizzly Peak, Ouray, Chipeta, Logan, Jacque (CO), Charleston (NV)
Dave Covill (15): East Turner Mtn (ME); Peaked Mountain (ME) ;Long Scraggy Peak (CO)
Becky Covill (2): East Turner Mountain (ME); Peaked Mountain (ME)
John Mitchler (5): East Turner Mountain (ME); Peaked Mountain (ME); Old Black & Mount Guyot (TN)
Cliff Young (5): Old Black (TN); Mount Guyot (TN); Mount Kineo (ME); Baker Mountain (ME)
Dan Hildebrand (1): La Plata Peak (CO)
Dennis Stewart (2): Flat Top Mountain (CO); Rio Blanco CHP (CO)
Josh Carlson (2): Froze to Death Plateau (MT); Tempest Mountain (MT)
Dennis Dean (1): East Turner Mountain (ME)
Edward Earl (2): East Turner Mountain (ME); Peaked Mountain (ME)
John Hasch (1): Peaked Mountain (ME)
Ken Oeser (5): East Turner Mountain (ME); Peaked Mtn (ME); Old Black, & Mount Guyot (TN)
Annette Oeser (3): Old Black (TN); Inadu Knob (TN); Mount Guyot (TN)
Tom Owen (3): Old Black (TN); Inadu Knob (TN); Mount Guyot (TN)
Mike Waltz (2): Froze to Death Plateau (MT); Tempest Mountain (MT)
Lanny Wexler (2): East Turner Mountain (ME); Peaked Mountain (ME)
Mike Cusick (1): Buffalo Peak Jefco CHP (CO)
Ted Ehrlich (1): Hogback
John Guin (4): Morrison; 8565
Dan Suitor (3): Casco and French (CO)

Peakbagging summits in every month of the year!

1) Green Mountain, Lakewood, CO....6,855....Complete all 12 months
2) Mount Bailey, Bailey, CO.........9,089....Complete all 12 months
3) The Brother, Evergreen, CO......7,833....Complete all 12 months
4) Middle Sister, Evergreen, CO....7,840....Complete all 12 months
5) North Sister, Evergreen, CO.....7,760....Complete all 12 months
6) Alderfer Hill, Evergreen, CO....7,902....Complete all 12 months
7) South Sister, Evergreen, CO....7,800.....Complete all 12 months
8) Gilligan's Island, Evgrn, CO...7,740.....Complete all 12 months
9) Fillius Park 8080, CO ........ 8,080 ....Complete all 12 months
10) Peak 8565, ANF, CO ...........8,565.....Complete all 12 months

11) Hobbs Peak, Marshdale, CO 8,200 11/12 missing 8
12) Evergreen Mtn, Evergreen,CO 8,536 10/12 missing 1 and 8
13) Kineo Mountain, Kineo, ME 1,789 5/12 missing 1,3,4,5,10,11,12
14) Elephant Butte, Evergreen, CO 8,405 11/12 missing 8
15) Castle Rock, Golden, CO 6,319 10/12 missing 11,12
16) Spruce CrP, NSB, FL 0,041 8/12 missing 6,7,8,9
17) Kennesaw Mtn, Marietta, GA 1,808 6/12 missing 3,6,7,8,9,10
18) Mount Morrison, Morrison, CO 7,881 6/12 missing 1,5,6,7,8,11

World Country HPs

Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
American Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Highest Priority Lists
ListPriority% Done
Contiguous USA 14ers with Over 2k Prominence184
Maine's - 2,000 foot Prominence Peaks193.3
WDM-CO-Evergreen Hiking 300 ft Prom150
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points195.8
Colorado's Top 100 Most Prominent Peaks235.6
Colorado County High Points250
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks264.1
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks275.5
Colorado Centennial Peaks (Top 100)252 Colorado Fourteeners274.1
Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
William Musser's Life List81100
Maine County Prominence Peaks16100
Maine County High Points16100
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points4695.8
U.S. State High Points4794
WDM-CO-Big Prom Near Fairplay1593.8
Maine's - 2,000 foot Prominence Peaks1493.3
United States State/Territory High Points5089.3
Contiguous USA 14ers with Over 2k Prominence2184
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks4075.5
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA2010-08-10
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO2008-08 b
Mount Massive14421USA-CO2018-06-23 c
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO2009-08-29 d
Mount Rainier14411USA-WA2013-08-14 a
Blanca Peak14345USA-CO2014-08-08 a
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO2017-06-24
Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope14320USA-CO2014-08-08 b
Mount Massive-Northwest Peak14320USA-CO2018-06-23 a
Uncompahgre Peak14309USA-CO2018-07-07
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mauna Kea13796USA-HI2015-03-21 b
Mount Rainier13246USA-WA2013-08-14 a
Pico Duarte10164Dom Rep2014-03-24 A
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA2010-08-10
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO2008-08 b
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2021-02-22
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV2021-07-02 b
Mount Hood7706USA-OR2011-06-09 a
White Mountain Peak7196USA-CA2020-07-24 a
Mauna Loa7079USA-HI2015-03-23
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 259  (Rank #211/18812)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 62  (Rank #144/18465)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 521  (Rank #183/18229)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 3286  (Rank #28/22024)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 1741  (Rank #54/21940)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 719  (Rank #133/20884)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 623  (Rank #160/21090)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Vertical Gain: 2,170,461 ft  (Rank #25/5541)Sum of all vertical gain hiked
Distance: 7,908 mi  (Rank #12/22024)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 1600  (Rank #8/9118)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 238  (Rank #166/20285)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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