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Counties with Largest Area

Showing Mark Nichols's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 50, or 68%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5)Area-SqKmAscent Date
1.NM-San JuanBeautiful Mountain2861Chuska Mountains14,341Unknown
1.NM-McKinleyCerros de Alejandro2794North San Mateo Mountains14,128Unknown
1.AZ-NavajoBlack Mesa High Point2490Hopi-Navajo Mesas25,795Unknown
1.AZ-GilaMyrtle Point2414Mogollon Rim12,425Unknown
1.NM-ChavesOne Tree Peak2161Sacramento Mountains15,741Unknown
6.AZ-ApacheMount Baldy3476White Mountains29,0551988-01-01
7.AZ-CochiseChiricahua Peak2975Chiricahua Area16,1191989-05-20
8.NM-CatronWhitewater Baldy3321Mogollon Mountains17,9521995-08-05
9.NM-SocorroSouth Baldy3287West-Central Rio Grande Area17,2251996-05-29
10.AZ-PimaMount Lemmon2791Huachuca Area23,8161997-08-02
11.AZ-CoconinoHumphreys Peak3851Flagstaff Area48,3261997-09-21
12.AZ-YavapaiMount Union2432Prescott Area21,0541997-11-14
13.AZ-MohaveHualapai Peak2566Hualapai Mountains34,8831998-06-26
14.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak3993Santa Fe Mountains15,2671998-09-01
15.NM-OteroSierra Blanca Peak3649Sacramento Mountains17,1751998-09-26
16.AZ-YumaSignal Peak1487Kofa Area14,3021999-01-01
17.CA-InyoMount Whitney4419Mount Whitney Group26,4811999-10-04
18.NV-ClarkCharleston Peak3632Spring Mountains20,9501999-10-07
19.NV-ElkoRuby Dome3471Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains44,4962000-08-29
20.UT-MillardMine Camp Peak3116Pavant Range17,6692000-09-01
21.UT-San JuanMount Peale3877La Sal Mountains20,5362003-08-31
22.UT-TooeleDeseret Peak3362Stansbury Mountains18,1292006-09-09
23.NV-White PineWheeler Peak3982Snake Range23,0212008-07-09
24.NV-NyeMount Jefferson3640Toquima Range47,0022008-07-11
25.NV-PershingStar Peak2998Southeast Humboldt River Ranges15,6962008-07-12
26.NV-HumboldtGranite Peak2966Santa Rosa Mountains24,9792008-07-13
27.UT-Box ElderBull Mountain3028Northwest Salt Lake Ranges14,9562009-07-26
28.CA-KernSawmill Mountain2688San Emigdio Mountains21,1382009-09-30
29.CA-RiversideSan Jacinto Peak3304San Jacinto Mountains18,9202009-10-05
30.CA-San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain3505San Bernardino Mountains52,0782010-09-07
31.NV-WashoeMount Rose3285Carson Range16,9472011-09-28
32.NV-LanderBunker Hill3497Toiyabe Range14,2802015-06-13
33.OR-LakeCrane Mountain2577Warner Mountains21,6112017-07-09
34.OR-HarneySteens Mountain2967Steens Mountain Area26,4392017-07-14
 CA-FresnoNorth Palisade4341Palisades15,572 
 CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta4317Mount Shasta Area16,416 
 WY-FremontGannett Peak4207Northern Wind River Range23,956 
 WY-ParkFrancs Peak4009Southern Absaroka Range18,009 
 WY-AlbanyMedicine Bow Peak3662Medicine Bow Mountains11,143 
 MT-BeaverheadTweedy Mountain3400Pioneer Mountains14,399 
 NV-LincolnMount Grafton-South Ridge3243Schell Creek Range27,536 
 WY-SweetwaterPine Mountain2911East Flaming Gorge Area27,132 
 ID-IdahoBare Peak Northwest2877Central Bitteroot Range21,970 
 OR-DouglasMount Thielsen2799Crater Lake Area13,107 
 ID-OwyheeCinnabar Mountain2561Owyhee Mountains19,901 
 OR-MalheurOregon Canyon Mountains Peak2447Trout Creek Area25,672 
 TX-BrewsterEmory Peak2385Big Bend Ranges16,058 
 NE-CherryHazel Benchmark1282Sand Hills15,539 
 ME-AroostookPeaked Mountain677Northern Maine17,636 
 MN-Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges17,402 

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List Description

This list shows the highest points of the 50 largest counties in the US outside of Alaska. All but four of them are in nine western states. There is one each in Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maine.

Thanks to John Hasch for suggesting the addition of the Area column, greatly improving the usefulness of this list.


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