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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Annette Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 87, or 10.34%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13311999-05-30
2.GrantGrant County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters902004-07-23
2.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters 2004-07-23
2.SherburneSherburne County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters1002004-07-23
5.NoblesNobles County High Point1820Sioux River Upland 2004-07-31
5.RockHardwick Benchmark1800Sioux River Upland702004-07-31
7.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2202004-08-01
7.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2252004-08-01
7.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters1942004-08-01
 LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges390 
 ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters680 
 PipestonePipestone County High Point2000Sioux River Upland250 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland234 
 Saint LouisPike Mountain1960Northern Minnesota Ranges540 
 MurrayBuffalo Ridge1930Sioux River Upland110 
 BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1870Mississippi Headwaters330 
 HubbardHubbard County High Point1850Mississippi Headwaters  
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1830Mississippi Headwaters  
 Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1800Mississippi Headwaters480 
 ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges452 
 LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland30 
 Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland30 
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point1640Mississippi Headwaters  
 DouglasBear Knob1630Mississippi Headwaters170 
 AitkinQuadna Mountain1600Northern Minnesota Ranges320 
 PolkPolk County High Point1580Mississippi Headwaters80 
 CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1580Sioux River Upland180 
 JacksonJackson County High Point1580Sioux River Upland50 
 ClayClay County High Point1550Mississippi Headwaters190 
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters220 
 KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters160 
 WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters70 
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters143 
 ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters91 
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1500Mississippi Headwaters70 
 PopePope County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters70 
 StearnsStearns County High Point1470Mississippi Headwaters300 
 RedwoodRedwood County High Point1460Sioux River Upland  
 CarltonCarlton County High Point1455Wisconsin North Woods130 
 MowerMower County High Point1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
 MartinMartin County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 FreebornFreeborn County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 FillmoreFillmore County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters190 
 Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1 
 DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains91 
 OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1380Mississippi Headwaters130 
 PinePine County High Point1370Wisconsin North Woods110 
 WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains205 
 SteeleSteele County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains83 
 HoustonHouston County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains260 
 NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters104 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point1330Wisconsin North Woods50 
 Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters128 
 BentonBenton County High Point1320Mississippi Headwaters60 
 SwiftSwift County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters60 
 WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1310Sioux River Upland30 
 WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 StevensStevens County High Point1280Mississippi Headwaters60 
 RoseauRoseau County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters18 
 RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 MeekerMeeker County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters90 
 BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland  
 WabashaGreenfield Hill1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1240Mississippi Headwaters8 
 ScottElko Benchmark1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters173 
 Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1215Mississippi Headwaters8 
 Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters43 
 TraverseLayden Benchmark1210Mississippi Headwaters93 
 Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
 Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 PenningtonPennington County High Point1190Mississippi Headwaters8 
 McLeodMcLeod County High Point1150Mississippi Headwaters80 
 RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30 
 ChisagoChisago County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters240 
 HennepinHennepin County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters190 
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters20 
 IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters151 
 RamseyRamsey County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters230 
 AnokaAnoka County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters50 
 SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters20 
 KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  
 CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters120 
 NicolletNicollet County High Point1070Mississippi Headwaters50 

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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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