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The USA Second Lap List

Showing Jason Potkay's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 50, or 10%)

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.AlaskaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains12,96319 
2.CaliforniaMount Shasta14,162Cascade Range97621441 
3.ColoradoPikes Peak14,110Southern Rocky Mountains55101338 
4.WyomingCloud Peak13,167Greater Yellowstone Rockies7067154 
5.UtahMount Peale12,721Colorado Plateau6161275 
6.IdahoDiamond Peak12,197Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains5377135 
7.New MexicoSierra Blanca Peak11,973Southwest Basins and Ranges5533161 
8.NevadaCharleston Peak11,916Great Basin Ranges82411078 
9.MontanaCrazy Peak11,209Central Montana Rocky Mountains5709105 
10.WashingtonMount Baker10,781Cascade Range881217952019-07-16
11.ArizonaMount Graham10,720Southwest Basins and Ranges6320215 
13.OregonSacajawea Peak9838Columbia Plateau6388206 
14.TexasEmory Peak7825Southwest Basins and Ranges4485349 
15.South DakotaOdakota Mountain7200Great Plains132044 
16.TennesseeRoan High Knob6285Blue Ridge Mountains3485402 
17.North CarolinaHuckleberry Knob5560Blue Ridge Mountains3400146 
18.New HampshireMount Lafayette5240Northern U.S. Appalachians33203255 
19.NebraskaHogback Mountain5062Great Plains58220 
20.West VirginiaReddish Knob4397Appalachian Ridges199767 
21.MaineSugarloaf Mountain4240Northern U.S. Appalachians3168605 
22.VermontKillington Peak4235Northern U.S. Appalachians33151093 
23.VirginiaApple Orchard Mountain4225Blue Ridge Mountains28251992014-06-15
24.New YorkSlide Mountain4180Appalachian Plateaus328013752014-07-26 c
25.GeorgiaBig Bald Mountain4075Blue Ridge Mountains175575 
26.KentuckyLittle Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark3420Appalachian Plateaus16007 
27.South CarolinaHogback Mountain3189Blue Ridge Mountains106928 
28.ArkansasRich Mountain2681Ozark Highlands192173 
29.MassachusettsMount Everett2608Northern U.S. Appalachians1663314 
30.OklahomaSugar Loaf Mountain2560Ozark Highlands188016 
31.North DakotaBoundary Butte2541Great Plains103127 
32.PennsylvaniaShade Mountain-Snyder County High Point2188Appalachian Ridges144938 
33.MarylandQuirauk Mountain2140Blue Ridge Mountains1460592008-05-17 a
34.AlabamaMorton Hill2063Appalachian Ridges121742 
35.MinnesotaHeight of Land Lookout2005Midwest-Great Lakes Area67531 
36.WisconsinBlue Mounds1719Midwest-Great Lakes Area934125 
37.MichiganBriar Hill1704Midwest-Great Lakes Area39543 
38.KansasPottawatomie County High Point1560Great Plains26025 
38.IowaCarroll County High Point1560Midwest-Great Lakes Area33032 
40.OhioRichland County High Point1510Midwest-Great Lakes Area59039 
41.New JerseyHamburg Mountains High Point1495Northern U.S. Appalachians87532 
42.ConnecticutNorth Preston Hill1447Northern U.S. Appalachians87733 
43.MissouriMudlick Mountain1313Ozark Highlands67351 
 Missouri or Clark Mountain1440Ozark Highlands64038 
44.IllinoisWilliams Hill1064Midwest-Great Lakes Area62461 
45.IndianaWashington County High Point1050Midwest-Great Lakes Area42038 
46.MississippiWinston County High Point722Piedmont-Southeast Coast38213 
 Mississippi or Choctaw County High Point723Piedmont-Southeast Coast38316 
 Mississippi or McCool Lookout720Piedmont-Southeast Coast12016 
47.Rhode IslandBeacon Pole Hill550Northern U.S. Appalachians30053 
48.LouisianaBossier Parish High Point470Ozark Highlands23022 
49.DelawareIron Hill340Northern U.S. Appalachians200582010-07-21 a
50.FloridaSugarloaf Mountain310Piedmont-Southeast Coast24592 

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List Description

The "Second Lap" list shows the most prominent peak in every state that is not a state high point. For a climber that has climbed all the state high points, it represents an excellent list of peaks that can be done on a second tour through the USA, highlighting many exceptional peaks that may have been missed. does not host a "second highest" list for the US States, mainly because a consistent prominence threshold for all states needs to be found and any value chosen is arbitrary. The second highest peak in any state is often a matter of debate--for Alaska, is it the North Peak of Denali or Saint Elias? For Florida, which low hill gets the honor? This list is much more straightforward, ignoring the cases where there are multiple candiates for the prominent peak.

Note that for North Carolina, the second most prominent peak (Clingmans Dome) is the state high point for Tennessee, and the third most prominent peak (Roan) is the Second Lap peak for Tennessee. Therefore, to force this list to have 50 unique peaks, the 4th most prominent peak (Huckleberry) was chosen for North Carolina.


     Andy Martin - Second Lap List Discussion (txt)
     Andy Martin - Second Lap List (PDF)


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