Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Fred Lobdell's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1957      Δ Blue     
1962       Δ MarcyΔ High Point   
1963Δ Ebright Azimuth     Δ Katahdin     
1966      Δ Mansfield     
1967          Δ Jerimoth Hill 
1968   Δ Frissell Δ PhelpsΔ SlideΔ Algonquin Δ Spruce Knob  
1969   Δ RogersΔ Bear Δ Washington     
1980    Δ Brasstown Bald       
1986      Δ EagleΔ MitchellΔ Campbell Hill   
1988     Δ Hawkeye PointΔ Stone     
1990      Δ Taum SaukΔ CheahaΔ Timms Hill   
1991Δ Britton Hill   Δ ArvonΔ Driskill      
1992Δ North    Δ Whitney Δ Kings    
1993     Δ Mauna KeaΔ Ruby     
1994      Δ Union  Δ Elliott Knob  
1995 Δ Kill Devil HillΔ Hawksbill  Δ HualapaiΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ CadillacΔ Moores KnobΔ Roan High KnobΔ Standing IndianΔ Quillen
1996  Δ Apple Orchard Δ PinosΔ San GorgonioΔ SummitΔ GuyotΔ Thompkins KnobΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Long ArmΔ Snake
1997Δ Luark Hill Δ Big Bald Δ Holston HPΔ LemmonΔ WheelerΔ Height of Land Lookout Δ Cane Creek MountainsΔ ThickettyΔ Fairfax CoHP
1998 Δ Pitt CoHPΔ ParsonsΔ Ocracoke Island HPΔ GrahamΔ CopernicusΔ Bald KnobΔ KillingtonΔ Roxboro HillΔ Franklin CoHPΔ BloodΔ Currahee
1999Δ Pender CoHP Δ LittleΔ Richmond CoHPΔ High RockΔ Thorny FlatΔ Big FrogΔ Highlands CoHPΔ SugarloafΔ Polk CoHPΔ Oak HillΔ Clarendon CoHP
2000Δ Hobe BenchmarkΔ Solares HillΔ Franklin CoHPΔ Dowdell KnobΔ CrossΔ GreenhornΔ BaldyΔ Ivy Knob Δ Graveyard HillΔ English 
2001Δ Baldwin CoHPΔ Lowndes CoHPΔ Johnson TopΔ Emanuel CoHPΔ Keeney KnobΔ BeartownΔ Bell KnobΔ Wallace 9 BenchmarkΔ MoosilaukeΔ GoreΔ Camden CoHP 
2002Δ Wicomico CoHPΔ Durfee HillΔ Kent CoHPΔ TenantΔ EmoryΔ BaldyΔ Walker Mountain-Pulaski CoHP   Δ Chimneytop-SW Pk 
2003Δ Gates CoHP   Δ Powhatan CoHP       
2004   Δ Southampton CoHPΔ Bears HellΔ Baltimore HPΔ Madison CoHPΔ Elk HillΔ Big Fodderstack Δ King and Queen CoHP 
2005 Δ Stafford CoHP Δ SpearsΔ InglesΔ Tunnel Hill NortheastΔ Coy Hill Δ NorthΔ Bryson  
2006  Δ Queen Annes CoHPΔ Pilot RockΔ Devils LakeΔ Nash CoHPΔ Cape Henry  Δ Lexington City HP Δ Worcester CoHP
2007    Δ New Hanover CoHPΔ Brindley Mountain-Union HillΔ Blue Mounds     
2008 Δ Hertford CoHP  Δ Henrico CoHPΔ Chestnut Ridge Δ Flint Hill-Northeast SlopeΔ Cowherd  Δ Congaree National Park HP
2009  Δ Fort McHenry HP Δ Wood CoHPΔ Mule Knob      
2010       Δ North Preston HillΔ IngallsΔ Lebanon  
2011   Δ Caroline CoHP  Δ Goshen CoHP Δ Williams Hill Δ Ruble Knob 
2012  Δ Spotsylvania CoHPΔ Putnam CoHPΔ Pontotoc CoHPΔ Marys Δ Hamburg Mountains HP   Δ Loggerhead Key HP
2013  Δ Bertie CoHP Δ Franklin Parish HP Δ CarletonΔ Owen CoHP Δ Jasper CoHP  
2014   Δ DoublesΔ Montcalm CoHP Δ Ludlow Δ Briar Hill   
2015   Δ HaleakalaΔ Weed Patch HillΔ Frenchman KnobΔ Carroll CoHP   Δ Brunswick CoHP 
2016    Δ Dunlap Heights Δ Hudson LookoutΔ Steens    
2017          Δ Hamorton South 


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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