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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Chris Gilsdorf's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 50, or 88%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6320Unknown
1.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus1600Unknown
1.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains1069Unknown
1.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1041Unknown
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area394Unknown
5.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32802002
6.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians16632003
7.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33152005-10-02
8.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33202006-02
9.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55102009-09-12
10.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau61612010-08-17
11.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains5822011-04-21
12.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1450Northern U.S. Appalachians8802011-12-29
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1030Northern U.S. Appalachians830Unknown
13.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians8752011-12-30
14.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies70672012-09-29
15.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains53772013-07-03
16.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains57092013-07-11
17.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains10312013-07-12
17.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area6752013-07-12
19.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area9342013-07-13
20.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area3302013-07-14
21.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains13202013-09-15
22.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges12172013-12-30
23.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands6732014-02-15
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands6402014-02-15
23.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area6242014-02-15
25.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area4202014-02-16
26.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains2602014-02-17
27.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82412015-07-29
28.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28252015-09-20
29.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges14402015-09-30
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges14382015-09-30
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges14202015-09-03
29.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains14602015-09-30
29.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians2002015-09-30
32.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges19972015-10-01
33.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains34002015-10-07
34.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains34852015-10-08
35.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians3002015-10-11
36.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area5902015-11-07
37.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast2452015-12-21
38.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands2302016-03-16
39.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands19212016-03-17
39.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands18802016-03-17
41.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges44852016-03-19
42.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97622016-08-16
43.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains17552016-09-24
44.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast3822018-02-26
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast3832018-02-26
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast1202018-02-26
 AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,963 
 WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8812 
 New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5533 
 OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6388 
 MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168 

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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