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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Adam Helman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 37, or 86.49%)

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscent Date
1.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12576Sonoma-Marin CoastMount VeederUnknown
2.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila1980
3.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak1991
4.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak1994-07-01
5.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak1994-10-08
6.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson1995-08
7.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak1996-05
8.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain1996-12-25
9.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins1997-10-12
10.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point1998-05
11.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark1999-06-13
12.Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak1999-10-03
13.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument2000
13.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak2000
13.Copernicus Peak65.24360Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak2000
13.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain2000
17.North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson2000-08-18
18.Cobb Mountain25.94720Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point2001-01
19.Clark Mountain29.17907Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South2001-11-22
20.South Butte28.52120Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point2001-12-15
21.Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point2002-06-26
22.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout2002-06-27
23.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point2002-07-09
24.Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 63982003-04-05
25.Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West2003-04-20
26.Piute Peak25.18440Piute MountainsPeak 84432004-05-19
27.Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 16602005-03-03
28.Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 90402005-05-10
29.South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak2009-07-09
30.Devils Peak31.12450Channel IslandsKnob 28822011-11-05
31.Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy2013-09-15
32.Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain2013-09-17
 Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle 
 King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak 
 Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba 
 San Nicolas Island High Point51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 950 
 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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