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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Laura Newman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 37, or 70.27%)

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscent Date
1.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument2004-07
2.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak2004-07-18
3.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila2004-08-02
4.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak2007-05-27
5.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson2010-09-19
6.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain2010-12-17
7.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins2011-03-12
8.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak2011-09-18
9.Copernicus Peak65.24360Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak2011-10-30
10.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak2012-05-20
11.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain2013-04-02
12.Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West2013-04-13
13.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point2013-05-04
14.Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 90402013-05-06
15.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark2013-05-13
16.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak2013-10-26
17.Cobb Mountain25.94720Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point2013-12-04
17.South Butte28.52120Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point2013-12-04
19.Piute Peak25.18440Piute MountainsPeak 84432014-03-21
20.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point2014-08-30
21.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout2014-08-31
22.Devils Peak31.12450Channel IslandsKnob 28822015-07-18
23.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12576Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder2016-07-27
24.San Nicolas Island High Point51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 9502016-09-06
25.Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak2016-09-16
26.King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak2017-05-10
 North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson 
 Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point 
 Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy 
 Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain 
 South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak 
 Clark Mountain29.17907Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South 
 Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle 
 Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 6398 
 Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 1660 
 Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba 
 Signal Hill25.6634Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark 

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List Description

Thanks to Jim Moore, who provided many of the isolation limit points for this list. This means that the isolation distances on this list are the actual distances to the nearest higher point of land, not just the nearest summit that happens to be in the site's database.

This list shows the peaks that truly dominate the California landscape, each one standing as the highest point in the center of a circle over 50 miles in diameter (over 1,950 square miles).


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