Peakbagging Page for William Musser

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Time-Period Summary Reports

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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" is distinguished from "highpointing" in that pursuits are peaks with lists requiring some threshold of prominence. In highpointing, the goal is 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:

> Total Miles Hiked = 7,353 mi. (Earth dia. 7,918 miles; Circumference 24,901 miles) <93% complete dia and 30% 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 unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 14k.............= 54/67
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents over 13k.............= 139/160
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 12k.............= 205/244
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 11k.............= 243/286
> Total unique HPs/Peaks; total Ascents Over 10k.............= 298/356

Ascents with over 300 ft prominence = 1,117.....(peaks =632)
Ascents with over 1000 ft prominence = 232.......(peaks =202)
Ascents with over 2000 ft prominence = 111.......(peaks =92)
Ascents with over 3000 ft prominence = 58........(peaks =44)
Ascents with over 4000 ft prominence = 42........(peaks =30)
Ascents with over 5000 ft prominence = 20........(peaks =18)
Ascents with over 6000 ft prominence = 15........(peaks =14)
Ascents with over 7000 ft prominence = 10........(peaks =10)
Ascents with over 8000 ft prominence = 6.........(peaks =6)
Ascents with over 10000 ft prominence= 4.........(peaks =4)

Most frequently climbed peaks where you might find me:

1) Mount Kineo Moosehead Lake, ME = 140 times
2) The Brother Evergreen, CO = 147 times
3) Green Mountain Lakewood, CO = 63 times
4) Mount Bailey Bailey, CO = 76 times
5) Aldefer Hill, Evergreen, CO = 91 times
6) N Sister, Evergreen, CO = 46 times
7) M Sister, Evergreen, CO = 49 times
8) S Sister, Evergreen, CO = 30 times
9) Kennesaw, Marietta, GA = 17 times
10) Evergreen Mountain, CO = 31 times
11) Hobbs Peak, CO = 28 times
12) Dinosaur Ridge, CO = 22 times
13) Peak 8080 Fillius Park, CO = 24 times
14) Castle Rock, Golden, CO = 15 times
15) Castle Rock, CR, CO = 7 times
16) Elephant Butte, CO = 17 times
17) Wekiva SP HP,FL = 14 times
18) Peak 8565 ANF, CO = 22 times
19) Mount Morrison, CO = 10 times
20) Stone Mountain, GA = 6 times
21) Little Mtn, Brec, CO = 5 times

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

Ascents with Family Members:

Willy (dog)- 500
Karen Musser- 417
Daniel Musser- 137
David Musser- 70
Ben Musser- 21
Sarah Musser- 38
Katie Martin (Musser)-21
Teddy Musser- 2
Emily Gonzales Musser-5
Patrick Lynn- 5
Justine Dutil- 1
Betsy Dasse - 4
Frank Dasse - 1
Dale Musser (father)-3
Frank Musser (brother)-2

Ascents with Friends:

Dan Connors- 83
HC Liang- 41
Andy Woodcock - 20
Wayne Lundberg- 20
Nate Lundberg - 10
Chuck Drake- 16
Marc Holder- 11
Mike Saxton- 9
Trey Hamilton- 7

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

Glen Mizenko (60): James Peak, Mount Tweto, London Mountain, Mount Parnassus, Grizzly Peak (CO)
Dave Covill (15): East Turner Mountain (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):

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) Fillius Park 8080, CO 8,080 11/12 missing 8
9) Gilligan's Island, Evgrn, CO 7,740 11/12 missing 5
10) Hobbs Peak, Marshdale, CO 8,200 10/12 missing 8 and 11
11) Evergreen Mtn, Evergreen,CO 8,536 10/12 missing 1 and 8
12) Kineo Mountain, Kineo, ME 1,789 5/12 missing 1,3,4,5,10,11,12
13) Elephant Butte, Evergreen, CO 8,405 9/12 missing 4,6,8
14) Castle Rock, Golden, CO 6,319 7/12 missing 6,7,10,11,12
15) Peak 8565, ANF, CO 8,565 10/12 missing 8,11
16) Spruce CrP, NSB, FL 0,041 8/12 missing 6,7,8,9
17) Kennesaw Mtn, Marietta, GA 1,808 5/12 missing a bunch
18) Mount Morrison, Morrison, CO 7,881 6/12 missing 1,5,6,7,8,11


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Highest Priority Lists
ListPriority% Done
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points189.6
Maine - 2,000 foot Prom Peaks187.5
14ers over 2k prom USA-Contig184
WDM-CO-Evergreen Hiking 300 ft Prom147.2
Colorado's Top 100 Most Prominent Peaks230.5
Colorado Centennial Peaks (Top 100)247
Colorado County High Points250
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks273.6
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks262.5
Sacred Navajo Mountains350
Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Done
William Musser's Life List80100
Maine County Prominence Peaks16100
Maine County High Points16100
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points4389.6
U.S. State High Points4488
Maine - 2,000 foot Prom Peaks1487.5
14ers over 2k prom USA-Contig2184
United States State/Territory High Points4783.9
WDM-CO-Big Prom Near Fairplay1376.5
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks3973.6
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
Mount Massive-Northwest Peak14320USA-CO2018-06-23 a
Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope14320USA-CO2014-08-08 b
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
Mount Hood7706USA-OR2011-06-09 a
White Mountain Peak7196USA-CA2020-07-24 a
Mauna Loa7079USA-HI2015-03-23
Gannett Peak7076USA-WY2015-09-01 a
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 254  (Rank #200/17105)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 59  (Rank #154/16805)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 494  (Rank #173/16564)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 3042  (Rank #33/17309)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 1648  (Rank #54/17237)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 633  (Rank #141/16329)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 585  (Rank #164/16594)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Vertical Gain: 2,012,853 ft  (Rank #26/4626)Sum of all vertical gain hiked
Distance: 7,379 mi  (Rank #10/17309)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 1509  (Rank #10/7476)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 234  (Rank #156/15910)Days with a new 100m prominence peak


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