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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-Ft
Range (Level 5)Area-SqMiAscent Date
1.NM-San JuanBeautiful Mountain9388Chuska Mountains5,537Unknown
1.NM-McKinleyCerros de Alejandro9166North San Mateo Mountains5,455Unknown
1.AZ-NavajoBlack Mesa High Point8168Hopi-Navajo Mesas9,959Unknown
1.AZ-GilaMyrtle Point7940Mogollon Rim4,797Unknown
1.NM-ChavesOne Tree Peak7089Sacramento Mountains6,078Unknown
6.AZ-ApacheMount Baldy11,403White Mountains11,2181988-01-01
7.AZ-CochiseChiricahua Peak9759Chiricahua Area6,2231989-05-20
8.NM-CatronWhitewater Baldy10,895Mogollon Mountains6,9311995-08-05
9.NM-SocorroSouth Baldy10,783West-Central Rio Grande Area6,6511996-05-29
10.AZ-PimaMount Lemmon9157Huachuca Area9,1951997-08-02
11.AZ-CoconinoHumphreys Peak12,633Flagstaff Area18,6591997-09-21
12.AZ-YavapaiMount Union7979Prescott Area8,1291997-11-14
13.AZ-MohaveHualapai Peak8417Hualapai Mountains13,4681998-06-26
14.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Santa Fe Mountains5,8951998-09-01
15.NM-OteroSierra Blanca Peak11,973Sacramento Mountains6,6311998-09-26
16.AZ-YumaSignal Peak4877Kofa Area5,5221999-01-01
17.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Mount Whitney Group10,2241999-10-04
18.NV-ClarkCharleston Peak11,916Spring Mountains8,0891999-10-07
19.NV-ElkoRuby Dome11,387Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains17,1802000-08-29
20.UT-MillardMine Camp Peak10,222Pavant Range6,8222000-09-01
21.UT-San JuanMount Peale12,721La Sal Mountains7,9292003-08-31
22.UT-TooeleDeseret Peak11,031Stansbury Mountains7,0002006-09-09
23.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063Snake Range8,8882008-07-09
24.NV-NyeMount Jefferson11,941Toquima Range18,1472008-07-11
25.NV-PershingStar Peak9836Southeast Humboldt River Ranges6,0602008-07-12
26.NV-HumboldtGranite Peak9732Santa Rosa Mountains9,6442008-07-13
27.UT-Box ElderBull Mountain9934Northwest Salt Lake Ranges5,7752009-07-26
28.CA-KernSawmill Mountain8818San Emigdio Mountains8,1612009-09-30
29.CA-RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,839San Jacinto Mountains7,3052009-10-05
30.CA-San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,499San Bernardino Mountains20,1082010-09-07
31.NV-WashoeMount Rose10,776Carson Range6,5432011-09-28
32.NV-LanderBunker Hill11,473Toiyabe Range5,5142015-06-13
33.OR-LakeCrane Mountain8456Warner Mountains8,3442017-07-09
34.OR-HarneySteens Mountain9733Steens Mountain Area10,2082017-07-14
 CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Palisades6,012 
 CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162Mount Shasta Area6,338 
 WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Northern Wind River Range9,249 
 WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Southern Absaroka Range6,953 
 WY-AlbanyMedicine Bow Peak12,013Medicine Bow Mountains4,303 
 MT-BeaverheadTweedy Mountain11,154Pioneer Mountains5,559 
 NV-LincolnMount Grafton-South Ridge10,660Schell Creek Range10,632 
 WY-SweetwaterPine Mountain9550East Flaming Gorge Area10,476 
 ID-IdahoBare Peak Northwest9439Central Bitteroot Range8,482 
 OR-DouglasMount Thielsen9182Crater Lake Area5,061 
 ID-OwyheeCinnabar Mountain8403Owyhee Mountains7,684 
 OR-MalheurOregon Canyon Mountains Peak8027Trout Creek Area9,912 
 TX-BrewsterEmory Peak7825Big Bend Ranges6,200 
 NE-CherryHazel Benchmark4206Sand Hills6,000 
 ME-AroostookPeaked Mountain2230Northern Maine6,809 
 MN-Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges6,719 

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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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