Washington State Drainage Basin High Points
Basins with over 200 square miles
Showing Scott Kruis's first ascent dates for climbed peaks
|Rank||Drainage Basin||Area-SqKm||Peak|| Elev-M ||Country||Range (Level 5)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Columbia||671,821||Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim||4328||United States||Mount Rainier Area|| |
|2.||Skagit||8,140||Mount Baker||3286||United States||Skagit Range|| |
|3.||Chehalis||5,497||Capitol Peak||1540||United States||Southern Olympic Mountains|| |
|4.||Snohomish||4,679||Mount Daniel||2426||United States||Alpine Lakes Area|| |
|5.||Puyallup||2,558||Mount Rainier||4392||United States||Mount Rainier Area||1992-08|
|6.||Nooksack||2,074||Mount Baker||3286||United States||Skagit Range|| |
|7.||Nisqually||1,855||Mount Rainier||4392||United States||Mount Rainier Area||1992-08|
|8.||Stillaguamish||1,764||Three Fingers||2088||United States||Mountain Loop Area|| |
|9.||Quillayute||1,636||South Appleton||1859||United States||Northwest Olympics|| |
|10.||Lake Washington||1,466||Meadow Mountain||1658||United States||South Cascade Crest|| |
|11.||Duwamish||1,231||Blowout Mountain||1753||United States||South Cascade Crest|| |
|12.||Queets||1,169||Athena||2245||United States||Central Olympic Mountains|| |
|13.||Quinault||1,109||West Peak||2245||United States||Central Olympic Mountains|| |
|14.||Elwha||833||West Peak||2245||United States||Central Olympic Mountains|| |
|15.||Hoh||762||Mount Olympus||2429||United States||Central Olympic Mountains|| |
|16.||Skokomish||629||Mount Stone||2015||United States||Eastern Olympic Mountains|| |
|17.||Humptulips||608||North Gibson Peak||1377||United States||Southern Olympic Mountains|| |
|18.||Dungeness||584||Mount Deception||2374||United States||North-Central Olympic Mountains|| |
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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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
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(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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