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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Scott Surgent's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (13 out of 50, or 26%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,995 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range9772 
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55302002-06-01 b
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7077 
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau61812003-07-31
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5387 
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges55532001-07-14 b
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82581999-11-27
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5719 
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range8845 
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges63402000-05-09
12.HawaiiHaleakala10,023Hawaii10,0232013-07-19 a
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6393 
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges44952000-01-01
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7210Great Plains1350 
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains35052000-05-26 a
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5580Blue Ridge Mountains34402000-05-27 b
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5260Northern U.S. Appalachians3360 
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains592 
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges20172008-05-11 b
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4250Northern U.S. Appalachians3178 
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33252006-08-07 a
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28352004-08-08 a
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4190Appalachian Plateaus3295 
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains1775 
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3430Appalachian Plateaus1620 
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3209Blue Ridge Mountains1109 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands1931 
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1670 
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands1890 
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains1034 
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2190Appalachian Ridges1460 
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain2458Appalachian Ridges14482001-05-24 c
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain2790Appalachian Ridges1440 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2150Blue Ridge Mountains14802008-05-13
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges1217 
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area678 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area937 
37.MichiganBriar Hill1706Midwest-Great Lakes Area1044 
 Michigan or Grove Hill1709Midwest-Great Lakes Area407 
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1565Great Plains270 
39.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area325 
40.OhioRichland County High Point1515Midwest-Great Lakes Area598 
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians885 
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1455Northern U.S. Appalachians890 
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills1035Northern U.S. Appalachians840 
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands683 
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1450Ozark Highlands660 
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area629 
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1055Midwest-Great Lakes Area430 
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast387 
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast388 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout730Piedmont-Southeast Coast140 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill555Northern U.S. Appalachians310 
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point475Ozark Highlands240 
49.DelawareIron Hill345Northern U.S. Appalachians210 
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain313Piedmont-Southeast Coast251 

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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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