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Washington State Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 200 square miles

Showing John Stolk's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 18, or 55.56%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 5)Ascent Date
1.Puyallup988Mount Rainier14,411United StatesMount Rainier Area1989-06-25
1.Nisqually716Mount Rainier14,411United StatesMount Rainier Area1989-06-25
3.Columbia259,390Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14,200United StatesMount Rainier Area 
4.Nooksack801Mount Baker10,781United StatesSkagit Range1990-07-08
4.Skagit3,143Mount Baker10,781United StatesSkagit Range1990-07-08
6.Hoh294Mount Olympus7969United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains1990-07-03
7.Snohomish1,806Mount Daniel7960United StatesAlpine Lakes Area1996-07-06
8.Dungeness225Mount Deception7788United StatesNorth-Central Olympic Mountains1992-05-24
9.Queets451Athena7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
9.Quinault428West Peak7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
9.Elwha322West Peak7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
12.Stillaguamish681Three Fingers6850United StatesMountain Loop Area1991-10-20
13.Skokomish243Mount Stone6612United StatesEastern Olympic Mountains2006-08-04
14.Quillayute631South Appleton6100United StatesNorthwest Olympics 
15.Duwamish475Blowout Mountain5750United StatesSouth Cascade Crest 
16.Lake Washington566Meadow Mountain5440United StatesSouth Cascade Crest2008-11-30
17.Chehalis2,123Capitol Peak5054United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 
18.Humptulips235North Gibson Peak4517United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 

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List Description

This list shows all peaks in Washington State that are high points of primary drainage basins with an area of over 200 square miles. A primary basin is that of a river that reaches the sea, so high points of basins of tributary rivers are excluded.

Over half of Washington is part of the vast Columbia River Basin, but the well-watered western part of the state has a healthy collection of smaller rivers that drain the Olympic Peninsula and the western slopes of the Cascades. Many of these high points are well-known peaks that many Washington climbers normally ascend in the course of their careers, so it is likely that many peakbaggers already have a head-start on this list even if they are seeing it for the first time.


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