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Nebraska County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (29 out of 93, or 31.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.KimballPanorama Point5426Inter-Platte High Plains361985-03-10
2.DeuelDeuel County High Point4070Inter-Platte High Plains 1995-12-23
2.KeithKeith County High Point3860Inter-Platte High Plains 1995-12-23
4.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3650West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1996-07-23
5.DawsonDawson County High Point2980West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1996-07-24
5.ColfaxColfax County High Point1730Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-07-24
7.HallHall County High Point2120Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-08-03
7.DodgeDodge County High Point1590Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-08-03
9.LincolnLincoln County High Point3410West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1996-12-25
9.BuffaloBuffalo County High Point2510Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-12-25
9.MerrickMerrick County High Point2000Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-12-25
12.PlattePlatte County High Point1910Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-12-26
12.StantonStanton County High Point1860Northeast Nebraska Plains 1996-12-26
14.CheyenneCheyenne County High Point4721Inter-Platte High Plains 1997-03-23
14.MorrillMorrill County High Point4620Inter-Platte High Plains 1997-03-23
16.MadisonMadison County High Point1970Northeast Nebraska Plains 1997-12-24
16.WayneWayne County High Point1900Northeast Nebraska Plains 1997-12-24
18.Scotts BluffWildcat Hills4960Inter-Platte High Plains 1998-04-26
18.DawesDawes County High Point4840Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 1998-04-26
18.Box ButteBox Butte County High Point4640Wyoming-NW Nebraska High Plains 1998-04-26
21.BannerBanner County High Point5350Inter-Platte High Plains 1998-08-21
22.NanceNance County High Point2040Northeast Nebraska Plains 1998-12-24
23.DundyDundy County High Point3690West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1999-04-01
23.HitchcockPowell Benchmark3240West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1999-04-01
23.Red WillowRed Willow County High Point2940West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1999-04-01
23.FurnasFurnas County High Point2560West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1999-04-01
27.ChaseLamar Benchmark3742West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains 1999-04-11
28.SiouxKennedy Benchmark5255Wyoming-NW Nebraska High Plains 1999-11-15
29.WashingtonWashington County High Point1385Northeast Nebraska Plains 2001-12-29
 SheridanMorton Hill4320Sand Hills  
 GrantGrant County High Point4220Sand Hills  
 CherryHazel Benchmark4206Sand Hills  
 GardenGarden County High Point4180Sand Hills  
 ArthurArthur County High Point4080Sand Hills  
 HookerHooker County High Point3800Sand Hills  
 McPhersonMoore Benchmark3729Sand Hills  
 ThomasThomas County High Point3440Sand Hills  
 HayesHayes County High Point3420West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains  
 LoganBirnbaum Benchmark3300Sand Hills  
 CusterHughes Benchmark3146Sand Hills  
 FrontierFrontier County High Point3140West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains  
 BrownBrown County High Point2980Sand Hills  
 BlaineBlaine County High Point2940Sand Hills  
 GosperGosper County High Point2760West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains  
 LoupLoup County High Point2730Sand Hills  
 RockRock County High Point2710Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 Keya PahaKeya Paha County High Point2670Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
 ValleyValley County High Point2583Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 HoltHolt County High Point2560Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 GarfieldGarfield County High Point2540Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 PhelpsPhelps County High Point2530East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 ShermanSherman County High Point2450Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 HarlanHarlan County High Point2390East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 GreeleyGreeley County High Point2380Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 WheelerWheeler County High Point2300Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point2280East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 KearneyKearney County High Point2280East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 BooneBoone County High Point2210Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 BoydBoyd County High Point2206Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
 HowardHoward County High Point2180Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 AntelopeAntelope County High Point2170Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 AdamsAdams County High Point2120East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 WebsterWebster County High Point2110East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 KnoxKnox County High Point1930Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 NuckollsNuckolls County High Point1930East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 CedarCedar County High Point1920Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 HamiltonHamilton County High Point1920East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 PiercePierce County High Point1910Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 ClayClay County High Point1905East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 PolkPolk County High Point1780East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 YorkYork County High Point1780East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 FillmoreFillmore County High Point1740East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 ThayerThayer County High Point1700East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 ButlerButler County High Point1695East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 CumingCuming County High Point1690Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 SalineSaline County High Point1660East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 DixonDixon County High Point1660Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 SaundersSaunders County High Point1640East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 SewardSeward County High Point1640East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point1610East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 ThurstonThurston County High Point1550Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 GageGage County High Point1540East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 PawneePawnee County High Point1530East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 DakotaDakota County High Point1520Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 LancasterLancaster County High Point1520East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point1490East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 OtoeOtoe County High Point1450East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 BurtBurt County High Point1430Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 CassCass County High Point1370East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 DouglasDouglas County High Point1330Northeast Nebraska Plains  
 NemahaNemaha County High Point1310East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 RichardsonRichardson County High Point1310East Kansas-Nebraska Plains  
 SarpySarpy County High Point1300Northeast Nebraska Plains  

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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 Nebraska, 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 1994 by David Olson, Andy Martin, and Carl Mills.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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