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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 54, or 16.67%)

RankPeak Elev-M Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Chiricahua Peak2975YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges2006-11-15
2.Desert Ridge2132KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range2010-08-08 b
3.Sproats Meadow Northwest1737Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges2010-09-03 c
4.Mount Washington1917AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-11
5.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges2011-11-02
6.Choctaw Lookout Tower201MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast2012-05-13 a
7.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak1073SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains2012-05-17 d
8.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide866JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges2012-05-20 f
9.Miller Mountain2290KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range2014-08-20 b
 Crumbly Spire4036South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
 Headwaters Hill3616Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains 
 Three Waters Mountain-North Slope3536ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Reeds Peak3053Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
 Commissary Ridge Triple Divide3024ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
 Winnemucca Lake Southeast2987Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
 Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide2765Great BasinSanta AnaSalton SeaCentral and Southern California Ranges 
 Oregon Buttes2608Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
 South Great Divide Basin Peak2585Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains 
 Triple Divide Peak2444MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains 
 Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide1964YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
 North Skylight Ridge1900EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Dishpan Gap North1796SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
 Mud Lake East1588Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
 Little Tejon1451Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
 Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1445BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide1366BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge1317JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges 
 Mount Field1317SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Mount Field-Northwest Summit1305SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Young Lick Knob1158SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide1134Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Salmon Mountain1036St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 441 Peak1018St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Styles Peak-North Peak1002St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Long Mountain975AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point866PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide853RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Woodchuck Hill817DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Woodchuck Hill-East Peak811DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Potter County Triple Divide Point768St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Guadalupe Benchmark726GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
 Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide725Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
 Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide642HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 318 Peak585St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Three Way Watershed Marker527MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
 Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope512RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
 South Crow Hill500St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Lula Triple Divide408SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide381BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Kernersville Triple Divide308Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide213SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide195NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide192JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide143AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.

 


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