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Washington State Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 200 square miles

Showing Mike Groesbeck's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 18, or 0%)

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M
CountryRange (Level 5)Ascent Date
9.Queets1,169Athena2245United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
15.Duwamish1,231Blowout Mountain1753United StatesSouth Cascade Crest 
17.Chehalis5,497Capitol Peak1540United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 
16.Lake Washington1,466Meadow Mountain1664United StatesSouth Cascade Crest 
4.Nooksack2,074Mount Baker3286United StatesSkagit Range 
4.Skagit8,140Mount Baker3286United StatesSkagit Range 
6.Snohomish4,679Mount Daniel2432United StatesAlpine Lakes Area 
8.Dungeness584Mount Deception2374United StatesNorth-Central Olympic Mountains 
7.Hoh762Mount Olympus2429United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
1.Puyallup2,558Mount Rainier4392United StatesMount Rainier Area 
1.Nisqually1,855Mount Rainier4392United StatesMount Rainier Area 
3.Columbia671,821Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim4334United StatesMount Rainier Area 
13.Skokomish629Mount Stone2015United StatesEastern Olympic Mountains 
18.Humptulips608North Gibson Peak1377United StatesSouthern Olympic Mountains 
14.Quillayute1,636South Appleton1867United StatesNorthwest Olympics 
12.Stillaguamish1,764Three Fingers2088United StatesMountain Loop Area 
9.Quinault1,109West Peak2245United StatesCentral Olympic Mountains 
9.Elwha833West Peak2245United 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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