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Interstate Highway Bounded Regions of the USA - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Constitution24072407  
2.Mount Olympus79697838  
3.Mount Eddy90255105  
4.Mount Pinos88314800  
5.Mount San Antonio10,0646224  
6.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294  
7.Santiago Peak56874387  
8.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319  
9.Mount Baker10,7818812  
10.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
11.Mount Shasta14,1629762  
12.Mount Whitney14,49810,078  
13.Sandia Crest10,6784098  
14.Sierra Blanca Peak11,9735533  
15.Baldy Peak83783918  
16.Crazy Peak11,2095709  
17.Gannett Peak13,8047076  
18.Thurston Peak97062690  
19.Longs Peak14,2552940  
20.Mount Elbert14,4339073  
21.Punished Womans Mound2080160  
22.Warren Peaks66501800  
23.Black Elk Peak72312911  
24.Weld County High Point638080  
25.Butler County High Point1680240  
26.Blue Mounds1719934  
27.Eagle Mountain23011321  
28.Mount Arvon1979949  
29.Briar Hill17061041  
30.Hillsdale County High Point1280360  
31.Williams Hill1064624  
32.Cuyahoga County High Point128030  
33.Campbell Hill1549639  
34.Hoosier Hill1257297  
35.Hendricks County High Point1030100  
36.Weed Patch Hill1058258  
37.Buffalo Lookout2561361  
38.Magazine Mountain27532133  
39.Cadillac Mountain15281528  
40.Great Blue Hill640482  
41.Mount Washington62886148  
42.North Mountain25851385  
43.Pimple Hill2212372  
44.Slide Mountain41803280  
45.Blue Knob3120780  
46.Spruce Knob48612781  
47.Jeptha Knob Benchmark1188398  
48.Flanigan Hill1160200  
49.Hinch Mountain30481588  
50.Cross Mountain35342094  
51.Shades Mountain1100280  
52.Cheaha Mountain24051445  
53.Bald Knob43612041  
54.Balsam Beartown Mountain47102130  
55.Hawksbill40502148  
56.Apple Orchard Mountain42252825  
57.Clingmans Dome66434503  
58.Mount Mitchell66846089  
59.Youngs Mountain1090310  
60.High Rock Mountain1188498  
61.The Pinnacle1690750  
62.Dowdell Knob1395495  
63.Oak Hill331191  
64.Sugarloaf Mountain310245  
65.San Pedro Hill14601358  
66.Monroe County North High Point1440280  
67.Cass County High Point146040  
68.Ellis County High Point898253  
69.Webb County High Point940355  
70.Lapham Hill1232292  
71.Sampson County High Point23010  
72.Sand Mountain1420394  
73.Sewel Fire Tower1503253  
74.Junction 42042040  
75.Benchmark 3633633  
76.Davis Benchmark417636  
77.Barr Benchmark11750  
78.Okabena Hill173070  
79.Lake View Hill128020  
80.Chaparral Hill1075135  
81.Interstate Hill1600  
82.Radford Hill246   
83.Schilling School Hill800105  
84.Junction 66066020  
85.Myrtle Hill Slope7800  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by François Desaulniers, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

There are 22 interstate highways in the USA with a length of over 600 miles—in order, this is a list of the numbers of these routes:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 29, 35, 40, 44, 55, 64, 65, 70, 75, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90, 94, 95

The longest is I-90 at 3020 miles, and the shortest is I-77 at 610 miles. This network of long highways divides the area of the 48 contiguous states into 85 chunks of land, and this list shows the highest peak for each of these sections.

Note that for the purposes of this analysis, interstate highways that approach coastal areas are assumed to continue to the ocean for the purposes of dividing the regions. Also note that some of these areas, particularly near Chicago and Los Angeles, can be very small.

This list includes many high, popular and well-known peaks, including 15 state high points and an additional 53 county high points. Most of the remaining 16 peaks are quite obscure. Overall, it’s an interesting grab-bag of objectives.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ron Tagliapietra, who created this list as a labor of love, and Andy Martin, who helped with the research.

 


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