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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 50, or 76%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,963 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621994-07-01
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55102003-09-02 15
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies70672002-08-01
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau61612001-07-02
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains53772007-08-22
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges55332002-10-26
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82411998-11-07
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains57092003-08-14
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range88122000-07-09
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges63202001-09-08
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau63882004-07-20
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges44851988-05-16
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains13202009-05-20 17
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains34852004-10-23
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains34002004-10-22 18
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33202008-09-26
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains5822010-08-03 09
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges19972010-10-15 10
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians31682005-08-20 09
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33152008-09-25 09
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28252010-10-12 16
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus32802011-08-23 10
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains17552012-10-24 11
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus16002015-04-19
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains1069 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands19212007-12-19 17
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians16632011-08-24 18
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands18802007-12-19 10
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains10312008-04-28 13
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2180Appalachian Ridges1440 
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges1438 
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2780Appalachian Ridges1420 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains1460 
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges12172008-01-14 12
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area675 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934 
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1041 
 Michigan or Grove Hill1703Midwest-Great Lakes Area394 
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains2602011-11-01 18
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area325 
40.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area590 
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians8752011-08-22 14
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1450Northern U.S. Appalachians8802011-08-24 08
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1030Northern U.S. Appalachians8302011-08-26 11
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands6732011-10-31 17
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands6402011-10-31 15
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area6242011-10-29 15
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area420 
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast3822008-01-15 15
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast3832008-01-15 12
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast1202008-01-15 11
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians3002011-08-26 18
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands2302008-01-16 13
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians200 
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast245 

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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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