Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Arthur Josephson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0   Δ Clear Hill   
1961 Δ Monadnock     
1962 Δ Washington     
1963 Δ Monadnock Δ Wachusett   
1964 Δ Webster     
1967 Δ Little Monadnock     
1968Δ BeechΔ Lafayette     
1969Δ KatahdinΔ TecumsehΔ OlgaΔ Watatic   
1970 Δ WinnΔ Bald    
1971 Δ Snows Δ Massaemett   
1972 Δ PassaconawayΔ StrattonΔ Wachusett   
1973 Δ JeffersonΔ HaystackΔ Borden   
1974 Δ MoosilaukeΔ HorridΔ Wachusett   
1975 Δ North TripyramidΔ SnowΔ Wachusett   
1976 Δ Belknap Δ Wachusett   
1977 Δ Carrigain Δ Brown Hill   
1978Δ SpeckledΔ Adams Δ Pond   
1979Δ Old SpeckΔ South Twin Δ Crow Hill   
1980Δ East RoyceΔ Bond Δ Bald   
1981 Δ Cardigan Δ Wachusett   
1982Δ BigelowΔ Middle Tripyramid Δ Pond   
1983Δ KatahdinΔ North TwinΔ MansfieldΔ Pond   
1984Δ South CrockerΔ TecumsehΔ Little KillingtonΔ Wachusett   
1985Δ Goose EyeΔ Deception Δ West   
1986Δ SnowΔ KancamagusΔ ShrewsburyΔ Frissell   
1987Δ Barker PondΔ Stairs Δ HonweeΔ Prospect Hill  
1988Δ SaddlebackΔ Engine Hill SouthΔ HoughtonΔ GreylockΔ Harvey  
1989Δ Saddleback JuniorΔ TwintopΔ North JayΔ FitchΔ Berlin  
1990Δ West KennebagoΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ Baptist HillΔ Bashan Hill   
1991Δ BakerΔ North TripyramidΔ PeruΔ MonumentΔ HunterΔ Round TopΔ Mackeys Hill
1992Δ BarrenΔ HurricaneΔ Cape - NorthΔ Bradford   
1993Δ MullenΔ JeffersonΔ BraintreeΔ Wachusett   
1994Δ Sandy BayΔ TecumsehΔ GlastenburyΔ Wachusett   
1995Δ Horns PondΔ OsceolaΔ North Pond Peak Telephone GapΔ Whitcomb Hill   
1996Δ CoburnΔ ChocoruaΔ PutnamΔ Wachusett   
1997Δ Robbins HillΔ WaternomeeΔ SterlingΔ Wachusett   
1998Δ West Baldpate - WestΔ Red HillΔ GilpinΔ Wachusett   
1999Δ Mason HillΔ BlackΔ GrantΔ Wachusett   
2000Δ Elephant Mountain - SouthwestΔ PaugusΔ BoltonΔ Wachusett   
2001Δ WhitecapΔ Tresle BrookΔ Stannard PondΔ Wachusett   
2002Δ RoundΔ MonadnockΔ BurnsideΔ Wachusett   
2003Δ WestΔ CedarΔ BullΔ Wachusett   
2004 Δ Big Brook Bog Δ Wachusett   
2005 Δ Hancock - EastΔ Devils Den Mountain - NorthΔ Wachusett   
2006 Δ BelknapΔ Leighton HillΔ Wachusett   
2007 Δ Piper Δ Fairmont Hill   
2008 Δ Gunstock Δ Wachusett   
2009Δ East B HillΔ Dickey Δ Wachusett   
2010Δ AlbanyΔ Imp FaceΔ North NotchΔ Wachusett   
2011 Δ Belknap Δ Wachusett   
2012Δ PatchΔ Pine Δ Wachusett   
2013Δ WilburΔ Pemigewasset Δ Clarks Hill   
2014Δ Uncle TomΔ Israel     
2015Δ PinnacleΔ Belknap     
2016Δ Oak Hill FryeburgΔ Cates Hill     
2017Δ Snow Mountain - NorthΔ Belknap     
2018Δ Jockey CapΔ Cates Hill     
2019 Δ Cardigan     
2020 Δ Cates Hill     
2021 Δ Round     
2022 Δ Cates Hill     


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "NJ-PA-MD" column includes DE and DC.
  • The "Grt Lakes" column includes OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, and MN.
  • The "Cent-Gulf" column includes IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, and FL.

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