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Nebraska County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (69 out of 93, or 74.19%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.BannerBanner County High Point5340Inter-Platte High Plains20Unknown
1.SiouxKennedy Benchmark5255Wyoming-NW Nebraska High Plains235Unknown
1.Scotts BluffWildcat Hills4940Inter-Platte High Plains200Unknown
1.DawesDawes County High Point4820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0Unknown
1.CheyenneCheyenne County High Point4721Inter-Platte High Plains11Unknown
1.Box ButteBox Butte County High Point4630Wyoming-NW Nebraska High Plains0Unknown
1.SheridanMorton Hill4300Sand Hills400Unknown
1.CherryHazel Benchmark4206Sand Hills226Unknown
1.DeuelDeuel County High Point4060Inter-Platte High Plains10Unknown
1.Keya PahaKeya Paha County High Point2660Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains10Unknown
1.BoydBoyd County High Point2206Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0Unknown
1.CedarCedar County High Point1920Northeast Nebraska Plains80Unknown
1.DixonDixon County High Point1640Northeast Nebraska Plains80Unknown
14.KimballPanorama Point5426Inter-Platte High Plains262003
15.KeithKeith County High Point3850Inter-Platte High Plains1402010-06
15.DawsonDawson County High Point2980West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1302010-06
15.FurnasFurnas County High Point2550West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains202010-06
15.PhelpsPhelps County High Point2530East Kansas-Nebraska Plains202010-06
15.HarlanHarlan County High Point2380East Kansas-Nebraska Plains202010-06
15.FranklinFranklin County High Point2280East Kansas-Nebraska Plains302010-06
15.KearneyKearney County High Point2280East Kansas-Nebraska Plains102010-06
15.AdamsAdams County High Point2120East Kansas-Nebraska Plains302010-06
15.WebsterWebster County High Point2110East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02010-06
15.NuckollsNuckolls County High Point1930East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02010-06
15.ClayClay County High Point1905East Kansas-Nebraska Plains332010-06
15.YorkYork County High Point1780East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02010-06
15.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1740East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02010-06
15.ThayerThayer County High Point1700East Kansas-Nebraska Plains402010-06
15.SalineSaline County High Point1660East Kansas-Nebraska Plains602010-06
15.SewardSeward County High Point1640East Kansas-Nebraska Plains232010-06
31.NemahaNemaha County High Point1310East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02010-06-28
32.RichardsonRichardson County High Point1310East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02011-07-17
33.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3645West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains32011-07-20
33.HitchcockPowell Benchmark3230West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains202011-07-20
33.Red WillowRed Willow County High Point2930West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains602011-07-20
33.GosperGosper County High Point2760West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1002011-07-20
37.ChaseLamar Benchmark3742West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1622011-07-21
37.DundyDundy County High Point3680West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1002011-07-21
37.HayesHayes County High Point3420West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1402011-07-21
37.LincolnLincoln County High Point3410West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains1202011-07-21
37.FrontierFrontier County High Point3143West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains632011-07-21
42.GrantGrant County High Point4200Sand Hills2802011-07-23
42.ArthurArthur County High Point4080Sand Hills2802011-07-23
42.CusterHughes Benchmark3146Sand Hills2462011-07-23
45.HallHall County High Point2120Northeast Nebraska Plains202013-07-17
46.GreeleyGreeley County High Point2370Northeast Nebraska Plains1302013-07-18
46.BooneBoone County High Point2200Northeast Nebraska Plains902013-07-18
46.HowardHoward County High Point2170Northeast Nebraska Plains402013-07-18
46.NanceNance County High Point2040Northeast Nebraska Plains102013-07-18
46.MerrickMerrick County High Point2000Northeast Nebraska Plains02013-07-18
46.ButlerButler County High Point1695East Kansas-Nebraska Plains882013-07-18
52.GageGage County High Point1540East Kansas-Nebraska Plains1202014-08-26
53.MadisonMadison County High Point1970Northeast Nebraska Plains302014-10-15 a
54.DodgeDodge County High Point1590Northeast Nebraska Plains202014-10-15 b
55.SaundersSaunders County High Point1640East Kansas-Nebraska Plains302014-10-15 c
56.DouglasDouglas County High Point1320Northeast Nebraska Plains602014-10-15 d
57.McPhersonMoore Benchmark3729Sand Hills3092015-10-06 a
58.HookerHooker County High Point3800Sand Hills2402015-10-06 b
59.GardenGarden County High Point4160Sand Hills2802015-10-07 a
60.KnoxKnox County High Point1930Northeast Nebraska Plains2102015-10-13 b
61.WayneWayne County High Point1900Northeast Nebraska Plains1202015-10-13 c
62.DakotaDakota County High Point1520Northeast Nebraska Plains202015-10-14 a
63.ThurstonThurston County High Point1550Northeast Nebraska Plains202015-10-14 b
64.WashingtonWashington County High Point1385Northeast Nebraska Plains1252015-10-14 d
65.CassCass County High Point1370East Kansas-Nebraska Plains402015-10-14 e
66.OtoeOtoe County High Point1450East Kansas-Nebraska Plains502015-10-14 f
67.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1490East Kansas-Nebraska Plains02015-10-14 g
68.PawneePawnee County High Point1530East Kansas-Nebraska Plains2302015-10-14 h
69.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1920East Kansas-Nebraska Plains202016-08-24
 MorrillMorrill County High Point4600Inter-Platte High Plains40 
 ThomasThomas County High Point3440Sand Hills120 
 LoganBirnbaum Benchmark3280Sand Hills160 
 BrownBrown County High Point2960Sand Hills120 
 BlaineBlaine County High Point2940Sand Hills180 
 LoupLoup County High Point2730Sand Hills80 
 RockRock County High Point2710Northeast Nebraska Plains140 
 ValleyValley County High Point2583Northeast Nebraska Plains83 
 HoltHolt County High Point2560Northeast Nebraska Plains140 
 GarfieldGarfield County High Point2540Northeast Nebraska Plains140 
 BuffaloBuffalo County High Point2510Northeast Nebraska Plains10 
 ShermanSherman County High Point2450Northeast Nebraska Plains110 
 WheelerWheeler County High Point2300Northeast Nebraska Plains110 
 AntelopeAntelope County High Point2170Northeast Nebraska Plains150 
 PiercePierce County High Point1910Northeast Nebraska Plains140 
 PlattePlatte County High Point1910Northeast Nebraska Plains20 
 StantonStanton County High Point1860Northeast Nebraska Plains80 
 PolkPolk County High Point1780East Kansas-Nebraska Plains10 
 ColfaxColfax County High Point1730Northeast Nebraska Plains0 
 CumingCuming County High Point1690Northeast Nebraska Plains10 
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point1610East Kansas-Nebraska Plains90 
 LancasterLancaster County High Point1520East Kansas-Nebraska Plains80 
 BurtBurt County High Point1430Northeast Nebraska Plains20 
 SarpySarpy County High Point1300Northeast Nebraska Plains110 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Nebraska, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by David Olson, Andy Martin, and Carl Mills.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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