The Priest, Virginia

Prominence: 783 ft, 238 m

Elevation: 4063 feet, 1238 meters

True Isolation: 6.68 mi, 10.75 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4062 ft / 1238 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 49' 11'' N, 79° 3' 45'' W
37.819774, -79.062543 (Dec Deg)
670527 E 4187587 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionNelson (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain The Priest:
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #47)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #72)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #53)
     Virginia County/Ind. City High Points (Rank #19)
     Southeastern Wilderness High Points (Rank #27)
     Virginia 4000-foot peaks (Rank #81)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #74)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 178
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 163)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1992-05-20 by Terry DelliQuadri
     1998-06-19 by Mike Stinson
     2003-05-28 by Alan Beck
     2004-08-07 by Joseph Hirniak
     2006 by Norman Ouellette
     2006-08-03 by Scott Surgent
     2007-07-21 by Ben Lostracco
     2008-12-06 by Ken Grover (Unsuccessful)
     2011-06-25 by Scott Parkins
     2012-03-25 by Rickey Shortt
     2012-08-18 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2014-01-18 by Alex Houpt
     2015-03-28 by Tomoko Nakajima
     2016-04-02 by James E. Tetazoo, III (GPS Track)
     2017-07-24 by Mike Stinson
     2017-10-08 by Cassidy Stinson
     2018-08-04 by John Kriz (GPS Track)
     2019-11-16 by Jonathan Blackwell
     2020-03-12 by Will Waller
     2022-01-14 by Benjamin Moomaw

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The Priest, with it's peak shrouded in clouds (2015-04-07). Photo by Roland Ryan.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 783 ft/238 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 823 ft/250 m
  Key Col: 3280 ft/1000 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 6.68 mi/10.75 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.7958, -79.1808
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Rocky Mountain  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Northern Blue Ridge
Range5: South Central Virginia Blue Ridge
Drainage BasinsJames
Chesapeake Bay
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: George Washington-Jefferson National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Priest Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapMassies Mill O37079g1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Great view from the ridge (2018-08-05). Photo by John Kriz.
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