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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Josef Nuernberger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 37, or 72.97%)

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscentsAscent Date
1.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak5462011-08-19
2.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson8162013-06-03
3.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila27892013-06-04
4.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point6292013-06-05
5.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument35582014-12-28
6.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak14532015-04-18
7.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak2142015-05-22
8.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak1392015-05-23
9.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins6732015-05-25
10.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout1492015-06-09
11.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak12052015-06-12
12.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point8902015-06-16
13.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain6222015-07-12
14.Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 63981372017-01-24
15.Clark Mountain29.17907Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South1952017-09-19
16.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark962018-02-06 b
17.Piute Peak25.18440Piute MountainsPeak 8443742018-02-07 b
18.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12576Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder2592018-02-09 b
19.Copernicus Peak65.24360Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak2572018-02-10 c
20.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain8952018-02-11 c
21.Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 16601422019-03-03 b
22.King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak682020-06-23 a
23.South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak912020-06-25 a
24.Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle242020-06-26
25.Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy452020-06-27
26.Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain342020-06-30 a
27.Cobb Mountain25.94720Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point1402020-07-05 d
 North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson235 
 Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak229 
 Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point121 
 Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 9040121 
 Devils Peak31.12450Channel IslandsKnob 288237 
 Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West80 
 South Butte28.52120Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point124 
 Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba5 
 Jackson Hill51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 9509 
 Signal Hill25.6634Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark12 

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List Description

Thanks to Jim Moore, who provided many of the isolation limit points for this list. This means that the isolation distances on this list are the actual distances to the nearest higher point of land, not just the nearest summit that happens to be in the site's database.

This list shows the peaks that truly dominate the California landscape, each one standing as the highest point in the center of a circle over 50 miles in diameter (over 1,950 square miles).


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