Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Arthur Josephson's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1961         Δ Monadnock  
1962      Δ Washington     
1963     Δ MonadnockΔ Gunstock Δ Watatic   
1964   Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Temple Δ Chocorua     
1967      Δ Livermore Δ KidderΔ Little Monadnock  
1968    Δ RoseΔ CrotchedΔ PitcherΔ BaldΔ Lafayette   
1969    Δ Watatic Δ WelchΔ KatahdinΔ TecumsehΔ GraceΔ Fay 
1970     Δ WinnΔ Bald     
1971      Δ RoweΔ SnowsΔ KearsargeΔ Skatutakee  
1972   Δ WachusettΔ GraceΔ MonadnockΔ Red HillΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Stratton   
1973    Δ Osgood HillΔ North Pack MonadnockΔ ShawΔ Carter DomeΔ Haystack Δ BordenΔ Pisgah
1974   Δ Little WachusettΔ Wachusett Δ BelknapΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ MoosilaukeΔ Ball  
1975    Δ WachusettΔ MonadnockΔ Red Hill Δ Stinson Δ Snow 
1976   Δ WachusettΔ Belknap Δ PiperΔ LaddΔ PlymouthΔ Peaked Hill Δ Harrington Hill
1977  Δ Brown HillΔ Prospect HillΔ CardiganΔ CarrigainΔ MistΔ TenneyΔ CherryΔ Sanbornton Δ Elliott Hill
1978   Δ Prospect HillΔ TremontΔ RattlesnakesΔ StinsonΔ PleasantΔ CarrΔ HerseyΔ WildcatΔ Pond
1979   Δ Rollstone HillΔ CardiganΔ ChocoruaΔ Old SpeckΔ South TwinΔ North BaldfaceΔ Hutchins Hill Δ Crow Hill
1980Δ Rollstone Hill  Δ Rollstone HillΔ West RoyceΔ PercivalΔ CardiganΔ SmartsΔ LaddΔ Cabot Δ Pond
1981   Δ North Pack MonadnockΔ CardiganΔ MajorΔ BetΔ Copple CrownΔ Jewell HillΔ WachusettΔ FlagΔ Pond
1982    Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Dickinson HillΔ BelknapΔ SaddlebackΔ WeetamooΔ ShawΔ NancyΔ Pond
1983    Δ ShawΔ BelknapΔ KillingtonΔ SugarloafΔ KatahdinΔ SuccessΔ Pine HillΔ Pond
1984   Δ Brown HillΔ WachusettΔ JayΔ Bean HillΔ EquinoxΔ BlueΔ PiermontΔ Pitt HillΔ Hockanum Hill
1985 Δ Nobscot HillΔ Gibbet HillΔ Wood HillΔ Copicut HillΔ Prospect HillΔ BelknapΔ SentinelΔ LongΔ WheelerΔ Ragged HilΔ Sligo Hill
1986Δ Long HillΔ Indian Head HillΔ Hathaway HillΔ WilcoxΔ AscutneyΔ GrassΔ BelknapΔ Black CrescentΔ BeaverΔ LudlowΔ Great Blue HillΔ Beacon Pole Hill
1987Δ Potash Hill Δ Rattlesnake HillΔ Little MonadnockΔ PitcherΔ Moody LedgeΔ SundayΔ MéganticΔ Sligo HillΔ Haskell HillΔ Dry HillΔ Dry Hill
1988Δ Brush HillΔ Pleasant HillΔ Wood HillΔ Rice HillΔ Moose HillΔ FranklinΔ BelknapΔ Melvin HillΔ GreylockΔ HoughtonΔ PocumtuckΔ Adams
1989Δ Asnebumskit HillΔ Rail Tree HillΔ Meetinghouse HillΔ EverettΔ PitcherΔ Dry Hill EastΔ BelknapΔ CraggedΔ FlagstaffΔ Cates HillΔ BerlinΔ Meetinghouse Hill
1990Δ Burley HillΔ Indian HillsΔ Town Line HillΔ Whittemore HillΔ MoodyΔ Boynton HillΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ MooseΔ RumpΔ Boundary BaldΔ West HillΔ Orcutt Hill
1991Δ Millstone HillΔ Green HillΔ Bear HillΔ Osgood HillΔ SmartsΔ GreenΔ Big SpencerΔ HunterΔ PeruΔ Tibbetts HillΔ Smith HillΔ Round Top
1992Δ Kissacook HillΔ Blood HillΔ Green Hill ShrewsburyΔ Newtons HillΔ BradfordΔ Province Road State Forest HillΔ MilesΔ BelknapΔ DustanΔ White CapΔ TempleΔ Thompson Hill
1993Δ High Point Dunbarton  Δ Rail Tree HillΔ ParkerΔ JesseΔ BelknapΔ Bill MerrillΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ TomΔ Carver Road Hill
1994Δ Winter Hill  Δ WachusettΔ BlackΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ GlastenburyΔ MonadnockΔ Cow HillΔ WachusettΔ Pisgah
1995Δ RileyΔ Fairmont HillΔ WataticΔ WachusettΔ Moose HillΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ DouglasΔ HosacΔ Burnt MeadowΔ Sligo HillΔ Pine Hill Montague
1996   Δ Rail Tree HillΔ Saddle Hill EastΔ Davis HillΔ CoburnΔ ChocoruaΔ SignalΔ GoreΔ WachusettΔ Cooley Hill
1997Δ Pope HillΔ Bald Hill RangeΔ GibbsΔ Harding HillΔ WachusettΔ KearsargeΔ BelknapΔ Colton HillΔ EastΔ Red Hill Δ Oak Hill
1998 Δ Fairmont Hill Δ WachusettΔ Jerimoth HillΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ WigginΔ SpruceΔ Red HillΔ Ram HillΔ Bald
1999Δ Ockoocanganset HillΔ Fennos HillΔ Rail Tree HillΔ FortΔ Pine HillΔ Glebe Mountain-MagicΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ BurkeΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2000Δ Crag Δ Hanging HillsΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ WoodburyΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ MoxieΔ BaldΔ East Hill
2001 Δ Fairmont HillΔ Fairmont HillΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ Cowen HillΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2002Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ MonadnockΔ Beech HillΔ MonadnockΔ Copple CrownΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Wachusett
2003 Δ Fairmont HillΔ Pope HillΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ AbramΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ KlemΔ Wachusett
2004Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red Hill Δ Pope HillΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ Jacob HillΔ Wachusett
2005Δ WachusettΔ GibbsΔ WardΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ KlemΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Bliss HillΔ Gibbs
2006Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BrickyardΔ DurrellΔ BelknapΔ BelknapΔ GreenleafΔ TullyΔ Pawtuckaway
2007Δ MorseΔ GibbsΔ GibbsΔ WardΔ Location HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Dummer HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Location HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Strawberry HillΔ Ward
2008Δ WardΔ WardΔ GibbsΔ GibbsΔ Strawberry HillΔ WachusettΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Strawberry HillΔ Oak HillΔ Federal HillΔ WachusettΔ Gibbs
2009Δ GibbsΔ GibbsΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Crafts HillΔ Oak HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan Hill
2010Δ Walnut HillΔ GibbsΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ ProspectΔ FarwellΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ WachusettΔ Wachusett
2011Δ Wachusett Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ PlymouthΔ Red HillΔ ProspectΔ Location HillΔ LaddΔ Wachusett
2012Δ Holt HillΔ Webb HillΔ ProspectΔ WachusettΔ TullyΔ BelknapΔ PeakedΔ RattlesnakesΔ PineΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Milan HillΔ Wachusett
2013Δ Milan HillΔ Walnut HillΔ Great HillΔ Clarks HillΔ Oak HillΔ Milan HillΔ Crows NestΔ Red Hill SouthΔ LaddΔ Prospect Δ Prospect
2014Δ Prospect  Δ ProspectΔ LaddΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ Oak HillΔ Milan HillΔ PlymouthΔ Milan HillΔ Prospect
2015Δ Prospect  Δ ProspectΔ Milan HillΔ Milan HillΔ BearΔ BelknapΔ Upper ProspectΔ Crows NestΔ LaddΔ Milan Hill
2016Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ MorseΔ Cates HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan HillΔ Red HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan Hill
2017   Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ Milan HillΔ ProspectΔ Milan HillΔ BelknapΔ Cates HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan Hill
2018Δ Milan Hill  Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ Cates HillΔ Crag     


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

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