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Interstate Highway Bounded Regions of the USA

Showing Roy Wallen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (27 out of 85, or 31.76%)

RankPeakSection Elev-Ft StateRange (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount WhitneyI-5, I-15, I-40, I-8014,498CaliforniaSequoia Sierra Nevada10,0782392 
2.Mount ElbertI-15, I-25, I-40, I-7014,433ColoradoSawatch Range90731273 
3.Mount RainierI-5, I-15, I-84, I-9014,411WashingtonSouth Washington Cascades13,2461776 
4.Longs PeakI-15, I-25, I-70, I-8014,255ColoradoFront Range2940636 
5.Mount ShastaI-5, I-15, I-80, I-8414,162CaliforniaCalifornia Cascades9762926 
6.Gannett PeakI-15, I-25, I-80, I-9013,804WyomingWind River Range7076246 
7.Sierra Blanca PeakI-25, I-35, I-10/20, I-4011,973New MexicoSoutheast New Mexico Ranges5533112 
8.San Gorgonio MountainI-15, I-25, I-10, I-4011,499CaliforniaTransverse Ranges829411872001-06-30
9.Crazy PeakI-15, I-29, I-90/94, Canada11,209MontanaCentral Montana Ranges570972 
10.San Jacinto PeakI-15, I-25, Mexico, I-1010,839CaliforniaPeninsular Southern California Ranges831917002000-09-02
11.Mount BakerI-5, I-15, I-90, Canada10,781WashingtonNorth Cascades88121139 
12.Sandia CrestI-25, I-35, I-40, I-7010,678New MexicoSoutheast New Mexico Ranges4098292Unknown
13.Mount San AntonioI-5, I-15, I-10, I-4010,064CaliforniaTransverse Ranges622429482001-04-14
14.Thurston PeakI-15, (I-25), I-80, I-84 9706UtahWasatch Range2690125 
15.Mount EddyPacific, I-5, I-80, I-849025CaliforniaKlamath Mountains5105254 
16.Mount PinosPacific, I-5, I-10, I-808831CaliforniaTransverse Ranges48005701999-10-16
17.Baldy Peak(I-25), I-35, Mexico, I-108378TexasTrans-Pecos Texas Ranges391851 
18.Mount OlympusPacific, I-5, I-86, I-907969WashingtonOlympic Mountains7838307 
19.Black Elk PeakI-25, I-29, I-80, I-907231South DakotaBlack Hills29117202013-05-23
20.Mount Mitchell(I-75), I-77, I-40, I-816684North CarolinaCentral Blue Ridge Ranges608911961991-11-02
21.Warren Peaks(I-25), I-29, I-90, I-946650WyomingBlack Hills180023 
22.Clingmans DomeI-75, I-77, I-85, I-406643Tennessee/North CarolinaGreat Smoky Mountains450312361991-11-02
23.Weld County High PointI-25, I-29, I-70, I-806380ColoradoCentral Great Plains8042 
24.Mount WashingtonI-81, I-95, I-90, Canada6288New HampshireWhite Mountains614836711977-05-28
25.Santiago PeakI-5, I-15, I-105687CaliforniaPeninsular Southern California Ranges43874841999-10-16
26.Spruce KnobI-77, I-81, I-64, I-704861West VirginiaAllegheny Mountains27817301991-05-11
27.Balsam Beartown MountainI-75, I-77, I-81, I-644710VirginiaSouthern Appalachian Ridges213044 
28.Bald KnobI-77, I-81, (I-40), I-644361VirginiaCentral Appalachian Ridges204163 
29.Apple Orchard MountainI-77/81, I-95, I-40, I-644225VirginiaNorthern Blue Ridge2825145Unknown
30.Slide MountainI-81, I-95, I-80, I-904180New YorkCatskill Mountains3280951 
31.Davis Benchmark(I-25), I-35, I-10, I-204176TexasTrans-Pecos Texas Ranges361 
32.HawksbillI-81, I-95, I-64 , I-704050VirginiaNorthern Blue Ridge2148315Unknown
33.Cross MountainI-65, I-75, I-40, I-643534TennesseeCumberland Mountains209444Unknown
34.Blue KnobI-77, I-81, I-70, I-803120PennsylvaniaAllegheny Mountains78081 
35.Hinch MountainI-65, I-75, I-20, I-403048TennesseeCumberland Plateau158823 
36.Magazine MountainI-35, I-55, I-20, I-402753ArkansasOuachita Mountains21335562010-10-03
37.North MountainI-77, I-81, I-80, I-902585PennsylvaniaAllegheny Plateau138516 
38.Buffalo LookoutI-35, I-55, I-40, I-442561ArkansasOzark Plateau36116 
39.Mount ConstitutionPacific, I-5, I-90, Canada2407WashingtonInside Passage Islands2407338 
40.Cheaha MountainI-65, I-75, I-85, I-202405AlabamaSouthern Appalachian Ridges14456321991-11-03
41.Eagle MountainI-29, I-35, I-94, Canada2301MinnesotaSuperior Upland13213991996-07-27
42.Pimple HillI-81, I-95, I-70, I-802212PennsylvaniaAllegheny Plateau37211 
43.Punished Womans MoundI-29, I-35, I-90, I-942080South DakotaNorthern US Great Plains16082015-07-21
44.Mount ArvonI-35, I-55, I-94, Canada1979MichiganSuperior Upland9493591997-08-09
45.Okabena HillI-29, I-35, I-80, I-901730MinnesotaNorthern US Great Plains700 
46.Blue MoundsI-35, I-55, I-80, I-901719WisconsinUpper Mississippi Area93492Unknown
47.Briar HillI-55, I-75, I-94, Canada1706MichiganLower Peninsula-Heartland104126 
48.The PinnacleI-75, I-77, I-20, I-851690North CarolinaPiedmont75064 
49.Butler County High PointI-35, I-44, I-701680KansasCentral Great Plains24020 
50.Campbell HillI-75, I-77, I-70, I-801549OhioLower Peninsula-Heartland6396071996-05-26
51.Cadillac MountainI-95, Atlantic, I-90, Canada1528MaineNew England Upland15287272010-06-03
52.Sewel Fire TowerI-75, I-94, Canada1503MichiganLower Peninsula-Heartland2530 
53.San Pedro HillPacific, I-5, I-101460CaliforniaTransverse Ranges135841 
53.Cass County High PointI-29, I-35, (I-70), I-801460IowaUpper Mississippi Area4015 
55.Monroe County North High PointI-35, (I-55), I-90, I-941440WisconsinUpper Mississippi Area2805 
56.Sand MountainI-75, I-77, I-64, I-701420KentuckyCumberland Plateau3945 
57.Dowdell KnobI-65, I-75, I-10, I-851395GeorgiaPiedmont49540 
58.Hillsdale County High Point(I-65), I-75, I-90, I-941280MichiganLower Peninsula-Heartland36016 
58.Cuyahoga County High Point(I-75), I-77, I-80, I-901280OhioLower Peninsula-Heartland3045 
58.Lake View HillI-75, I-81, I-90, I-941280PennsylvaniaAllegheny Plateau202 
61.Hoosier HillI-65, I-75, I-70, I-801257IndianaLower Peninsula-Heartland2975691996-05-28
62.Lapham Hill(I-35), (I-55), I-90, I-941232WisconsinUpper Mississippi Area29239 
63.High Rock MountainI-77, I-95, I-20, I-851188North CarolinaPiedmont49815 
63.Jeptha Knob BenchmarkI-65, I-75, I-64, I-701188KentuckyCumberland Plateau3985 
65.Barr BenchmarkI-35, I-55, I-70, I-801175IowaUpper Mississippi Area00 
66.Flanigan HillI-55, I-65, I-20, I-401160TennesseeCumberland Plateau20014 
67.Shades MountainI-55, I-65, I-10, I-201100AlabamaCumberland Plateau2801 
68.Youngs MountainI-77,I-85,I-401090North CarolinaPiedmont31029 
69.Chaparral HillI-75, I-95, I-10, I-201075GeorgiaPiedmont1350 
70.Williams HillI-55, I-65, I-40, I-641064IllinoisLower Peninsula-Heartland62444 
71.Weed Patch Hill(I-55), I-65, I-64, I-701058IndianaLower Peninsula-Heartland25825 
72.Hendricks County High PointI-55, I-65, I-70, I-801030IndianaLower Peninsula-Heartland1008 
73.Webb County High PointI-35, I-55, Mexico, I-10940TexasSouthern Great Plains3556 
74.Ellis County High PointI-35 W, I-55, I-10, I-20898TexasSouthern Great Plains253132010-09-01
75.Schilling School HillI-55, I-65, I-80, I-90800IllinoisLower Peninsula-Heartland1051 
76.Myrtle Hill SlopeI-85, I-95, I-40, I-64780North CarolinaPiedmont01 
77.Junction 660I-65, (I-75), I-80, I-90660IndianaLower Peninsula-Heartland202 
78.Great Blue HillI-95, Atlantic, I-80, I-90640MassachusettsNew England Upland4823682005-08-22
79.Junction 420I-95, I-70, I-80420MarylandNorthern Blue Ridge402 
80.Benchmark 363I-95, I-64, I-70363MarylandNorthern Blue Ridge31 
81.Oak HillI-65, I-75, Gulf, I-10331FloridaSoutheast Coast19126Unknown
82.Sugarloaf MountainI-75, I-95, Atlantic, I-10310FloridaSoutheast Coast24570Unknown
83.Radford HillI-95, I-40, I-64 246North CarolinaPiedmont 0 
84.Sampson County High PointI-95, Atlantic, I-40230North CarolinaPiedmont1011 
85.Interstate HillI-55, I-65, I-10160AlabamaSoutheast Coast01 

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List Description

There are 22 interstate highways in the USA with a length of over 600 miles—in order, this is a list of the numbers of these routes:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 29, 35, 40, 44, 55, 64, 65, 70, 75, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90, 94, 95

The longest is I-90 at 3020 miles, and the shortest is I-77 at 610 miles. This network of long highways divides the area of the 48 contiguous states into 85 chunks of land, and this list shows the highest peak for each of these sections.

Note that for the purposes of this analysis, interstate highways that approach coastal areas are assumed to continue to the ocean for the purposes of dividing the regions. Also note that some of these areas, particularly near Chicago and Los Angeles, can be very small.

This list includes many high, popular and well-known peaks, including 15 state high points and an additional 53 county high points. Most of the remaining 16 peaks are quite obscure. Overall, it’s an interesting grab-bag of objectives.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ron Tagliapietra, who created this list as a labor of love, and Andy Martin, who helped with the research.

 


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