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U.S. National Forest High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Public Land in New Reorganized Forest Units

Showing all of Bill Davis's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 2 out of 110, or 1.82%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
(2)
Round 2
(1)
1.Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestMount Baker10,78188122 Unknown  1988-07-25 
2.Gifford Pinchot National ForestMount Adams12,27681161 1991-06-29  
3.Gila National ForestWhitewater Baldy10,8953535   
4.Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National ForestUncompahgre Peak14,3094277   
5.Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National ForestsMount Ellen40832132   
6.Helena National ForestMount Edith94804080   
7.Hiawatha National ForestHiawatha National Forest High Point1112    
8.National Forests in MississippiHolly Springs National Forest High Point720107   
9.Hoosier National ForestBald Knobs-South Slope9500   
10.Humboldt-Toiyabe National ForestDunderberg Peak12,3741334   
11.Huron-Manistee National ForestBriar Hill17061041   
12.Inyo National ForestMount Whitney14,49810,078   
13.Kaibab National ForestKendrick Peak10,4182478   
14.Idaho Panhandle National ForestSouth Selkirk Crest77093349   
15.Kisatchie National ForestWebster Parish High Point48010   
16.Klamath National ForestCaesar Peak8920520   
17.Kootenai National ForestSnowshoe Peak87385418   
18.Lassen National ForestCrater Peak86832923   
19.Lewis and Clark National ForestRocky Mountain93923232   
20.Lincoln National ForestLookout Mountain11,580380   
21.Lolo National ForestScapegoat Mountain92023042   
22.Los Padres National ForestMount Pinos88314800   
23.Malheur National ForestStrawberry Mountain90404080   
24.Manti-Lasal National ForestMount Peale12,7216161   
25.Mark Twain National ForestBell Mountain1702382   
26.Medicine Bow-Routt National ForestMount Richthofen12,9402660   
27.Mendocino National ForestSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain80944814   
28.Modoc National ForestEagle Peak98924352   
29.Monongahela National ForestSpruce Knob48612781   
30.Mount Hood National ForestMount Hood11,2397706   
31.National Forests in North CarolinaBalsam Cone6600360   
32.Nebraska National ForestSoldier Creek Wilderness High Point47400   
33.Nez Perce National ForestShe Devil94005200   
34.National Forests in FloridaOsceola National Forest High Point195    
35.Ochoco National ForestLookout Mountain69262426   
36.Okanogan-Wenatchee National ForestBonanza Peak95113711   
37.Olympic National ForestMount Fricaba7139539   
38.Ottawa National ForestMarquette County High Point1932185   
39.Ouachita National ForestRich Mountain26811921   
40.Ozark-St. Francis National ForestMagazine Mountain27532133   
41.Payette National ForestMormon Mountain95452105   
42.Pike and San Isabel National ForestMount Elbert14,4339073   
43.Plumas National ForestMount Ingalls83722792   
44.Prescott National ForestMount Union79792939   
45.Rio Grande National ForestBlanca Peak14,3455326   
46.Rogue River-Siskiyou National ForestMount McLoughlin94954455   
47.Salmon-Challis National ForestBorah Peak12,6625982   
48.National Forests in TexasBall Knob Hill1180190   
49.San Bernardino National ForestSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294   
50.San Juan National ForestMount Wilson14,2464024   
51.Santa Fe National ForestTruchas Peak13,1024001   
52.Sawtooth National ForestHyndman Peak12,0094809   
53.Sequoia National ForestFlorence Peak12,4321033   
54.Shasta-Trinity National ForestMount Shasta14,1629762   
55.Shawnee National ForestWilliams Hill1064624   
56.Shoshone National ForestGannett Peak13,8047076   
57.Sierra National ForestMount Humphreys13,9862563   
58.Siuslaw National ForestMarys Peak40973357   
59.Six Rivers National ForestSalmon Mountain69562006   
60.Stanislaus National ForestLeavitt Peak11,5692049   
61.Superior National ForestEagle Mountain23011321   
62.Tahoe National ForestMount Lola91482068   
63.National Forests in AlabamaHernandez Peak-South Slope22400   
64.Tongass National ForestKates Needle10,0164505   
65.Tonto National ForestMyrtle Point7920656   
66.Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National ForestGilbert Peak13,4421554   
67.Umatilla National ForestVinegar Hill Northeast7926326   
68.Umpqua National ForestMount Thielsen91823342   
69.Wallowa-Whitman National ForestSacajawea Peak98386388   
70.Wayne National ForestWayne National Forest High Point1320146   
71.White Mountain National ForestWhite Mountain National Forest High Point61420   
72.White River National ForestGrays Peak14,2702750   
73.Willamette National ForestMount Jefferson10,4975777   
74.Lake Tahoe Basin Management UnitFreel Peak10,8813146   
75.El Bosque Nacional del YunqueEl Toro35243196   
76.Allegheny National ForestAllegheny National Forest High Point2360143   
77.Angeles National ForestMount San Antonio10,0646224   
78.Apache-Sitgreaves National ForestMount Baldy-North Peak11,40080   
79.Arapaho and Roosevelt National ForestGrays Peak14,2702750   
80.Ashley National ForestKings Peak13,5286348   
81.Beaverhead-Deerlodge National ForestHilgard Peak11,3164063   
82.Bighorn National ForestCloud Peak13,1677067   
83.Bitterroot National ForestTrapper Peak10,1573570   
84.Black Hills National ForestBlack Elk Peak72312911   
85.Boise National ForestSteel Mountain97302188   
86.Bridger-Teton National ForestGannett Peak13,8047076   
87.Caribou-Targhee National ForestDiamond Peak12,1975377   
88.Carson National ForestWheeler Peak13,1613409   
89.Chattahoochee-Oconee National ForestsBrasstown Bald47842108   
90.Chequamegon-Nicolet National ForestVilas County High Point1900270   
91.Cherokee National ForestRoan High Knob62853485   
92.Chippewa National ForestCass-Chippewa High Point1630    
93.Chugach National ForestMount Marcus Baker13,17610,726   
94.Cibola National ForestMount Taylor11,3014094   
95.Clearwater National ForestRanger Peak88171457   
96.Cleveland National ForestMount Laguna6299263   
97.Coconino National ForestHumphreys Peak12,6336039   
98.Colville National ForestGypsy Peak73201720   
99.Coronado National ForestMount Graham10,7206320   
100.Custer National ForestGranite Peak12,7994759   
101.Daniel Boone National ForestPine Mountain-Harlan 2 Benchmark2840440   
102.Deschutes National ForestSouth Sister10,3585588   
103.Dixie National ForestBrian Head11,3073747   
104.Eldorado National ForestRound Top10,3812541   
105.Fishlake National ForestDelano Peak12,1694689   
106.Flathead National ForestLowary Peak9369649   
107.Francis Marion-Sumter National ForestFork Mountain3294534   
108.Fremont-Winema National ForestMount Thielsen91823342   
109.Gallatin National ForestGranite Peak12,7994759   
110.George Washington-Jefferson National ForestMount Rogers57292449   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Bill Davis, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

National Forests and National Grasslands are publically-owned lands in the United States managed by the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 300,000 square miles of Forest Service land is managed for logging, grazing, habitat protection, and outdoor recreation. Sometimes confused with National Parks, National Forests are quite different—Forests are bigger, generally less popular, don’t charge entry fees, and allow managed resource extraction in addition to tourist activities.

There are about 155 named National Forests and 20 National Grasslands. However, this list of National Forest high points is based on a new reorganized list of 109 USFS-managed entities. It also only considers publicly-owned USFS land and no private or public inholdings.

Forest Reorganization

Over the past couple decades the Forest Service has been streamlining and consolidating their operations, and the actual management of their lands is now done by 112 new “combined forests”. Essentially, the USFS saw no distinctions between National Forests and National Grasslands, and no reason to honor traditional National Forest boundaries, so they re-organized their holdings as they saw fit to best manage their land.

Some traditional National Forests survived the re-org intact (for example, the Gifford-Pinchot NF, the White Mountain NF), but others were combined, sometimes into entities with bureaucratic names (for example, “National Forests in Texas”, “Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit”). Most of the former National Grasslands were merged into these new combined National Forests. The old National Forest names may still appear on signs and maps, but organizationally they don’t really exist anymore.

The high point list shown here uses 110 of these new National Forest entities, including the one in Puerto Rico. The only 2 excluded are a new USFS unit entirely composed of former National Grasslands (the Dakota Prairie Grasslands) and the relatively new Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, both of which never had any traditional National Forest land in them.

One advantage of using this new, smaller list of National Forest high points is that many uninspiring peaks in lowlands areas are no longer on the list. For example, the new “National Forests in Mississippi” entity used to be six forests (Holly Springs, Bienville, DeSoto, Delta, Tombigee, Homochitto). In this case, the USFS desire for organizational efficiency aligns nicely with the interests of peakbaggers who prefer “real” mountains.

Inholdings

National Forests tend to have extremely convoluted boundaries. Many of them have a “proclaimed boundary” that may be somewhat regular, but only portions of the land within the proclaimed boundary are actually owned by the USFS. Much of this private land is on the edges of National Forests, but there are also many private inholdings surrounded by public land. There are also cases where an important mountain summit (Mount Washington, NH and Mount Mitchell, NC, for example) are within inholdings that are State Parks and not USFS land. The government is engaged in a long-term effort to purchase inholdings from willing sellers, but this is a very slow process.

This list only shows highpoints located on public Forest Service land. Higher land located on private property within the proclaimed boundary is ignored. Please e-mail the webmaster if you see any errors where a high point on private land is listed.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Roy Schweiker and David Olson, who did much original research on a preliminary list (see link below).

Links

     Preliminary National Forest High Points

 


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