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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Nikolai Braun's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 50, or 10%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,96315 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621112Unknown
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains551010012013-07-20
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7067109 
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6161221 
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains537786 
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5533115 
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges8241805 
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains570978 
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range88121293 
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6320156 
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6388144 
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4485247 
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains132037 
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3485288 
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains3400115 
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33202456 
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains58218 
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges1997492017-02-11
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168497 
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians3315824 
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28251572015-10-31
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32801005 
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains175541 
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus16007 
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains106918 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands192158 
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663227 
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands188011 
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains103123 
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges144035 
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges143875 
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges142012 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains146050 
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges121737 
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area67521 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934103 
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area104131 
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area39428 
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains26021 
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area33025 
40.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area59029 
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians87529 
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1447Northern U.S. Appalachians87723 
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1022Northern U.S. Appalachians82756 
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands67340 
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands64039 
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area62446 
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area42029 
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast38213 
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast38313 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast12012 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians30041 
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands23020 
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians200412015-09-20
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast24574 

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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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