Snapshot Grid for Eastern USA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Packard'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0Δ Katahdin-S Pk    Δ White Knoll South Δ Mace Knob-S Pk Δ Bladen CoHP   
1944   Δ Greylock         
1958Δ Katahdin            
1961 Δ WashingtonΔ Mansfield   Δ Reddish KnobΔ Reddish Knob     
1963Δ Lead            
1964Δ Sugarloaf            
1967 Δ MoosilaukeΔ Killington          
1968  Δ Ascutney          
1975    Δ Marcy        
1985Δ Katahdin     Δ RogersΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ Brasstown Bald  
1989Δ Bigelow        Δ SassafrasΔ Sassafras  
1993Δ Sugarloaf  Δ Frissell Δ Backbone     Δ EagleΔ Hawkeye Point
1995Δ Megunticook Δ MansfieldΔ Greylock       Δ Hoosier HillΔ Magazine
1998Δ East TurnerΔ LafayetteΔ KillingtonΔ Crum HillΔ BerlinΔ Point RenoΔ Whitetop      
1999   Δ AlanderΔ Slide        
2000           Δ Stony Tower Hill 
2001    Δ Seward Δ Balsam BeartownΔ Thorny FlatΔ GuyotΔ GuyotΔ Rabun BaldΔ Lincoln CoHP 
2002    Δ Herkimer CoHPΔ Blue KnobΔ Elliott KnobΔ Porte CrayonΔ ThunderheadΔ GrandfatherΔ CowpenΔ SummitΔ Columbia CoHP
2003   Δ Hanging Hills Δ Centre CoHPΔ PriestΔ Hamrick Run NorthΔ Big FodderstackΔ Catherine KnobΔ ColdbranchΔ Grove HillΔ Rich
2004     Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHPΔ Black Mountain-Northeast HighΔ Black Mountain-Northeast High   Δ Washburn HillΔ Allamakee CoHP
2005           Δ Yellow Medicine CoHPΔ Lyon CoHP
2006     Δ Sugar Loaf     Δ Richland CoHPΔ Brown
2007            Δ Barry CoHP
2008Δ White CapΔ Carter DomeΔ Dorset Δ WhitefaceΔ Elk HillΔ Ward KnobΔ PinnacleΔ Sequatchie CoHPΔ Crabtree BaldΔ Lookout Mountain-High PointΔ EagleΔ Oak Hill
2009Δ SnowΔ South KinsmanΔ PutnamΔ North Preston HillΔ SantanoniΔ GreenleeΔ Fairfax CoHP     Δ Greasy Hills
2010Δ Big SpencerΔ CarrigainΔ AdamsΔ EverettΔ BlueΔ WillsΔ Morris KnobΔ Little Black Mountain-Chunklick BenchmarkΔ CoveΔ Waterrock KnobΔ GravesΔ Hillsdale CoHPΔ Owls Head
2012Δ North TurnerΔ Sunapee  Δ Plateau   Δ Worthington Knob Lookout TowerΔ Big Junction East Δ Ives HillΔ Blue
2013Δ East KennebagoΔ BlueΔ BoltonΔ BrodieΔ Severance HillΔ Wild Turkey Rock     Δ Cass-Chippewa HP 
2014Δ Burnt MeadowΔ TecumsehΔ Glastenbury Δ Hoffman        
2015            Δ Black Fork
2016 Δ WashingtonΔ Mother MyrickΔ Ekonk HillΔ WakelyΔ Meadow Δ Backbone   Δ Indian Springs LookoutΔ Desoto CoHP
2018 Δ IsraelΔ Ludlow Δ Kaaterskill HighΔ Martin Hill Δ Knox CoHPΔ UnakaΔ Craggy DomeΔ Coosa Bald Δ Buford
2019Δ East RoyceΔ WaumbekΔ Bread LoafΔ Highlands Hill  Δ Sounding KnobΔ Red Spruce Knob   Δ Galena BenchmarkΔ Whiting


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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