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The USA Second Lap List

RankStatePeak Elev-M
(Opt)
Range (Level 3) Prom-M
(Opt)
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather4671Saint Elias Mountains3971
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta4317Cascade Range2982
3.ColoradoPikes Peak4301Southern Rocky Mountains1692
4.WyomingCloud Peak4013Greater Yellowstone Rockies2160
5.UtahMount Peale3877Colorado Plateau1890
6.IdahoDiamond Peak3718Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains1645
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak3649Southwest Basins and Ranges1698
8.NevadaCharleston Peak3632Great Basin Ranges2522
9.MontanaCrazy Peak3417Central Montana Rocky Mountains1747
10.WashingtonMount Baker3286Cascade Range2706
11.ArizonaMount Graham3267Southwest Basins and Ranges1938
12.HawaiiHaleakala3055Hawaii3055
13.OregonSacajawea Peak2999Columbia Plateau1950
14.TexasEmory Peak2385Southwest Basins and Ranges1373
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain2201Great Plains421
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob1916Blue Ridge Mountains1075
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob1707Blue Ridge Mountains1061
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette1609Northern U.S. Appalachians1036
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain1543Great Plains183
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob1340Appalachian Ridges620
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain1298Northern U.S. Appalachians971
22.VermontKillington Peak1291Northern U.S. Appalachians1017
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain1288Blue Ridge Mountains867
24.New YorkSlide Mountain1280Appalachian Plateaus1009
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain1242Blue Ridge Mountains547
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark1048Appalachian Plateaus499
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain984Blue Ridge Mountains350
28.ArkansasRich Mountain817Ozark Highlands591
29.MassachusettsMount Everett795Northern U.S. Appalachians510
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain780Ozark Highlands579
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte774Great Plains316
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point670Appalachian Ridges450
 Pennsylvania or Tuscarora Mountain749Appalachian Ridges 
 Pennsylvania or Wills Mountain853Appalachian Ridges 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain658Blue Ridge Mountains457
34.AlabamaMorton Hill629Appalachian Ridges371
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout611Midwest-Great Lakes Area208
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds524Midwest-Great Lakes Area287
37.MichiganBriar Hill520Midwest-Great Lakes Area319
 Michigan or Grove Hill522Midwest-Great Lakes Area 
38.IowaCarroll County High Point481Midwest-Great Lakes Area106
 Iowa or Pilot Knob445Midwest-Great Lakes Area103
 Iowa or Mount Earl305Midwest-Great Lakes Area104
39.KansasPottawatomie County High Point478Great Plains85
40.OhioRichland County High Point463Midwest-Great Lakes Area185
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point456Northern U.S. Appalachians273
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill445Northern U.S. Appalachians274
 Connecticut or Hanging Hills317Northern U.S. Appalachians259
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain400Ozark Highlands211
 Missouri or Clark Mountain445Ozark Highlands207
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill324Midwest-Great Lakes Area193
45.IndianaWashington County High Point323Midwest-Great Lakes Area134
46.MississippiWinston County High Point220Piedmont-Southeast Coast119
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point220Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout225Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill171Northern U.S. Appalachians98
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point146Ozark Highlands76
49.DelawareIron Hill107Northern U.S. Appalachians67
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain96Piedmont-Southeast Coast78

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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.

Peakbagger.com 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.

Links

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

 


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