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Washington State Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 200 square miles

Showing Shadle Stewart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 18, or 22.22%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 5)Ascent Date
9.Queets450Athena7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
15.Duwamish496Blowout Mountain5750United StatesSouth Cascade Crest 
17.Chehalis2,117Capitol Peak5054United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 
16.Lake Washington597Meadow Mountain5440United StatesSouth Cascade Crest 
4.Nooksack814Mount Baker10,781United StatesSkagit Range2010-05-16
4.Skagit3,198Mount Baker10,781United StatesSkagit Range2010-05-16
7.Snohomish1,822Mount Daniel7960United StatesAlpine Lakes Area 
8.Dungeness222Mount Deception7788United StatesNorth-Central Olympic Mountains 
6.Hoh298Mount Olympus7969United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains2010-07-25
1.Puyallup994Mount Rainier14,411United StatesMount Rainier Area 
1.Nisqually739Mount Rainier14,411United StatesMount Rainier Area 
3.Columbia259,290Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14,200United StatesMount Rainier Area2010-06-27
13.Skokomish245Mount Stone6612United StatesEastern Olympic Mountains 
18.Humptulips246North Gibson Peak4517United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 
14.Quillayute628South Appleton6100United StatesNorthwest Olympics 
12.Stillaguamish699Three Fingers6850United StatesMountain Loop Area 
9.Quinault434West Peak7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
9.Elwha322West Peak7365United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 

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List Description

This list shows all peaks in Washington State that are high points of primary drainage basins with an area of over 200 square miles. A primary basin is that of a river that reaches the sea, so high points of basins of tributary rivers are excluded.

Over half of Washington is part of the vast Columbia River Basin, but the well-watered western part of the state has a healthy collection of smaller rivers that drain the Olympic Peninsula and the western slopes of the Cascades. Many of these high points are well-known peaks that many Washington climbers normally ascend in the course of their careers, so it is likely that many peakbaggers already have a head-start on this list even if they are seeing it for the first time.


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