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Minnesota County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 87, or 42.53%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1994-07-15
1.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1994-07-15
3.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters 1996-07-26
3.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters 1996-07-26
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 Plains 1996-08-02
8.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1996-08-02
10.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland 1996-08-03
10.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland 1996-08-03
10.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland 1996-08-03
13.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1997-12-26
13.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1997-12-26
15.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1998-12-25
16.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1998-12-27
16.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1998-12-27
18.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1999-12-26
19.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland 1999-12-28
19.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters 1999-12-28
21.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters 1999-12-30
21.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters 1999-12-30
23.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2000-12-26
24.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-26
25.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 2001-12-27
25.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland 2001-12-27
25.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters 2001-12-27
28.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland 2001-12-28
28.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland 2001-12-28
28.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland 2001-12-28
28.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland 2001-12-28
28.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland 2001-12-28
33.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-29
34.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters 2011-11-13
35.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters 2012-10-07
35.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters 2012-10-07
37.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters 2012-10-08
 ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters675 
 BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters  
 HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters  
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters  
 NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland  
 Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters  
 ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442 
 LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters  
 DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters  
 AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300 
 PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters  
 ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters  
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
 WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
 ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters  
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters  
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters  
 PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters  
 StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters  
 CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods120 
 MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters  
 FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters  
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters  
 WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods95 
 NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters  
 HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods  
 BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters  
 SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters  
 StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters  
 RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters  
 MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters  
 WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters  
 WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters  
 Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters  
 Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters  
 PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters  
 RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters  
 McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters  
 ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters  
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
 SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters  
 RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters  
 SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters  
 KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  

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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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