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Minnesota County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 87, or 44.83%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2071994-07-15
1.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2151994-07-15
3.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters1231996-07-26
3.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1401996-07-26
5.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13211996-07-27
6.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3801996-07-28
7.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges5201996-07-29
8.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1601996-08-02
8.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains501996-08-02
10.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland101996-08-03
10.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland1601996-08-03
10.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland301996-08-03
13.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2001997-12-26
13.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains201997-12-26
15.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains731998-12-25
16.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1681998-12-27
16.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains201998-12-27
18.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains301999-12-26
19.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland01999-12-28
19.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters301999-12-28
21.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1841999-12-30
21.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters1701999-12-30
23.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains812000-12-26
24.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains102001-12-26
25.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters832001-12-27
25.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland12001-12-27
25.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland202001-12-27
28.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland502001-12-28
28.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland902001-12-28
28.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland2242001-12-28
28.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland2302001-12-28
28.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland02001-12-28
33.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202001-12-29
34.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters1632011-11-13
35.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters1412012-10-07
35.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters302012-10-07
37.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters1102012-10-08
38.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters02017-10-21 7
39.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters1802017-10-22
 MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70 
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters190 
 WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60 
 ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81 
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters133 
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters50 
 PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50 
 StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280 
 CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120 
 ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675 
 BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310 
 HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters120 
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters290 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters0 
 NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0 
 Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460 
 ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442 
 LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20 
 ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170 
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters  
 DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150 
 AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300 
 PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60 
 WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters3 
 Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3 
 Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33 
 SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80 
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters10 
 PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters3 
 RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
 McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60 
 ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220 
 RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters13 
 MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70 
 StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters110 
 WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185 
 PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
 NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94 
 HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods30 
 BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40 
 SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40 
 SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters10 
 KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters0 
 RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters210 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Minnesota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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