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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 37, or 91.89%)

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscent Date
1.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila2003-07-12
2.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak1999-09-11
3.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak2005-05-13
4.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak2004-05-15
5.Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point2004-07-06
6.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins2004-09-03
7.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point1999-08-07
8.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson2002-09-14
9.Copernicus Peak65.24360Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak2004-02-07 e
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak2005-08-07
11.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point2005-08-19
12.San Nicolas Island High Point51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 950 
13.Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West2010-03-27
14.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak2004-05-15
15.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument2004-09-06
16.Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy2005-09-03
17.Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba 
18.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak2004-03-01
19.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain2004-02-07 b
20.North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson2007-08-15
21.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12576Sonoma-Marin CoastMount VeederUnknown
22.Devils Peak31.12450Channel IslandsKnob 28822011-11-05
23.Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain2005-08-06
24.Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak2007-08-12
25.Clark Mountain29.17907Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South2006-01-22
26.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark2011-11-03
27.South Butte28.52120Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point2004-12-03
28.King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak2005-04-30 a
29.Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 90402008-04-11
30.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout2004-07-04
31.Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 63982006-01-21
32.Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 16602010-01-30
33.Cobb Mountain25.94720Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point2004-01-17 a
34.Signal Hill25.6634Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark 
35.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain2006-03-05
36.Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle2005-09-24
37.Piute Peak25.18440Piute MountainsPeak 84432008-04-18

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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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