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Interstate Highway Bounded Regions of the USA - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Matt Varney's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 2 out of 85, or 2.35%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
(2)
Round 2
(1)
1.Mount Whitney14,49810,0781 2014-08-21  
2.Mount Elbert14,4339073   
3.Mount Rainier14,41113,246   
4.Longs Peak14,2552940   
5.Mount Shasta14,16297622 2011-07-30  2015-07-18 
6.Gannett Peak13,8047076   
7.Sierra Blanca Peak11,9735533   
8.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294   
9.Crazy Peak11,2095709   
10.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319   
11.Mount Baker10,7818812   
12.Sandia Crest10,6784098   
13.Mount San Antonio10,0646224   
14.Thurston Peak97062690   
15.Mount Eddy90255105   
16.Mount Pinos88314800   
17.Baldy Peak83783918   
18.Mount Olympus79697838   
19.Black Elk Peak72312911   
20.Mount Mitchell66846089   
21.Warren Peaks66501800   
22.Clingmans Dome66434503   
23.Weld County High Point638080   
24.Mount Washington62886148   
25.Santiago Peak56874387   
26.Spruce Knob48612781   
27.Balsam Beartown Mountain47102130   
28.Bald Knob43612041   
29.Apple Orchard Mountain42252825   
30.Slide Mountain41803280   
31.Davis Benchmark417636   
32.Hawksbill40502148   
33.Cross Mountain35342094   
34.Blue Knob3120780   
35.Hinch Mountain30481588   
36.Magazine Mountain27532133   
37.North Mountain25851385   
38.Buffalo Lookout2561361   
39.Mount Constitution24072407   
40.Cheaha Mountain24051445   
41.Eagle Mountain23011321   
42.Pimple Hill2212372   
43.Punished Womans Mound2080160   
44.Mount Arvon1979949   
45.Okabena Hill173070   
46.Blue Mounds1719934   
47.Briar Hill17061041   
48.The Pinnacle1690750   
49.Butler County High Point1680240   
50.Campbell Hill1549639   
51.Cadillac Mountain15281528   
52.Sewel Fire Tower1503253   
53.San Pedro Hill14601358   
53.Cass County High Point146040   
55.Monroe County North High Point1440280   
56.Sand Mountain1420394   
57.Dowdell Knob1395495   
58.Cuyahoga County High Point128030   
58.Hillsdale County High Point1280360   
58.Lake View Hill128020   
61.Hoosier Hill1257297   
62.Lapham Hill1232292   
63.High Rock Mountain1188498   
63.Jeptha Knob Benchmark1188398   
65.Barr Benchmark11750   
66.Flanigan Hill1160200   
67.Shades Mountain1100280   
68.Youngs Mountain1090310   
69.Chaparral Hill1075135   
70.Williams Hill1064624   
71.Weed Patch Hill1058258   
72.Hendricks County High Point1030100   
73.Webb County High Point940355   
74.Ellis County High Point898253   
75.Schilling School Hill800105   
76.Myrtle Hill Slope7800   
77.Junction 66066020   
78.Great Blue Hill640482   
79.Junction 42042040   
80.Benchmark 3633633   
81.Oak Hill331191   
82.Sugarloaf Mountain310245   
83.Radford Hill246    
84.Sampson County High Point23010   
85.Interstate Hill1600   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Matt Varney, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

There are 22 interstate highways in the USA with a length of over 600 miles—in order, this is a list of the numbers of these routes:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 29, 35, 40, 44, 55, 64, 65, 70, 75, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90, 94, 95

The longest is I-90 at 3020 miles, and the shortest is I-77 at 610 miles. This network of long highways divides the area of the 48 contiguous states into 85 chunks of land, and this list shows the highest peak for each of these sections.

Note that for the purposes of this analysis, interstate highways that approach coastal areas are assumed to continue to the ocean for the purposes of dividing the regions. Also note that some of these areas, particularly near Chicago and Los Angeles, can be very small.

This list includes many high, popular and well-known peaks, including 15 state high points and an additional 53 county high points. Most of the remaining 16 peaks are quite obscure. Overall, it’s an interesting grab-bag of objectives.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ron Tagliapietra, who created this list as a labor of love, and Andy Martin, who helped with the research.

 


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