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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Jim Thomas's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 36, or 16.67%)

RankPeakIsol-Km Elev-M Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscent Date
30.Avawatz Peak43.01876Northwest Mojave RangesKingston Peak 
23.Boulder Peak48.42530Marble MountainsChina Mountain 
24.Clark Mountain46.92410Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South 
32.Cobb Mountain41.71439Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point 
9.Copernicus Peak104.91329Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak 
34.Cuyamaca Peak40.91985San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain 
22.Devils Peak50.1747Channel IslandsKnob 2882 
25.Double Mountain46.32433Tehachapi MountainsPiute Peak 
5.Eagle Peak140.63015Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point 
4.Junipero Serra Peak212.11787Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak 
27.King Peak45.51246Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak 
7.Lassen Peak114.93187Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point 
19.Mount Diablo52.81173Diablo RangeBlack Mountain 
29.Mount Ingalls44.32552Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout 
13.Mount Orizaba79.4648Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West 
6.Mount Pinos133.52692San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins1979-03-28
15.Mount San Antonio68.43068San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument1975-08-02
2.Mount Shasta538.74317Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak 
21.Mount Tamalpais50.7784Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder 
1.Mount Whitney2649.54418Mount Whitney GroupNevado de Toluca1977-08-27
20.North Palisade51.84341PalisadesMount Williamson 
31.Old Woman Mountain42.31623Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 1660 
36.Piute Peak40.32573Piute MountainsPeak 8443 
35.Preston Peak40.52228Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle1982-07-30
14.San Benito Mountain69.61597Diablo RangePinyon Peak 
3.San Gorgonio Mountain261.53505San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak1976-08-07
12.San Nicolas Island High Point83.4276Channel IslandsPeak 950 
18.Santiago Peak54.11733Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak 
33.Signal Hill41.2193Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark 
26.South Butte45.8646Sacramento Valley ButtesPeak 2171 
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain98.92467Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak 
11.Telescope Peak92.03367Panamint RangeEd Lane Point 
17.Thirst Benchmark54.4599Channel IslandsMount Orizaba 
16.Thompson Peak59.52741Salmon MountainsMount Eddy1982-05-31
28.Tin Mountain45.12729Panamint RangePeak 9040 
8.White Mountain Peak108.64342White MountainsMount Williamson 

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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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