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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

Showing Richard Carey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 37, or 94.59%)

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscent Date
1.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila1973-09-03
2.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain1983-10-15
3.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak1984-06-09
4.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point1986-11-29
5.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson1988-09-24
6.Clark Mountain29.17923Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South1989-01-14
7.Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 90401989-04-08
8.Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba1990-05-22
9.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak1991-07-03
10.North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson1991-07-25
11.Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 63981992-03-28
12.Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 16601992-04-19
13.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument1993-07-11
14.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak1993-08-15
15.Piute Peak25.18460Piute MountainsPeak 84431994-04-02
16.Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak1997-08-29
17.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark1997-10-26
18.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins2001-05-08
19.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak2001-07-09
20.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak2001-07-11
21.Copernicus Peak65.24380Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak2001-07-13
22.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain2001-07-17
23.Cobb Mountain25.94740Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point2001-07-19
24.South Butte28.52130Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point2002-02-23
25.South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak2002-06-18
26.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point2002-06-20
27.Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point2002-06-22
28.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout2002-06-23
29.Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West2003-04-20
30.King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak2003-07-27
31.Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy2003-07-29
32.Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain2003-08-03
33.Devils Peak31.12475Channel IslandsKnob 28822004-05-09
34.Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle2005-08-22
35.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12577Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder2016-06-13
 Jackson Hill51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 950 
 Signal Hill25.6634Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark 

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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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