Highpoints and Prominence Peaks of the
United States

by Scott Surgent

Welcome to my hiking and climbing page! This is a collection of my many reports dating back into the late 1980s and early 1990s. Anything that required some uphill effort is included here. My interests have varied, starting with the state highpoints, then county highpoints and more recently, the prominence mountains. I hike and climb whatever is available and I am not picky. You can surf by randomly picking a state seeing what's there. Other "theme" pages are also found on the left sidebar. Have fun, but remember to read the disclaimer below.

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  State and County
Highpoint Lists

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Mexico

What's Prominence? (PDF)

Confluence.org Website

  Related Links

In no particular order...

  • The Arizona P1K List
  • My Take on Class Ratings
  • Adam Helman's Peak List Memorial
  • Ontario Provincial Highpoints
  • Nevada peaks site, by H.W. Stockman
  • Sierra Travels, By Bob Burd
  • Trans Taiga Road, Northern Quebec
  • Twelve Mile Circle
  • The Desert Mountaineer, by Doug Kasian
  • 3up Adventures, by Beth Lakin
  • Scott Peavy's SmugMug Photo Site
  • The Mountains Are Calling, by Chris Czaplicki

  Miscellaneous

  • Tits Sign

  My Books

The Complete World Hockey Association, 10e
527 pages
Published 2015.
 
World Hockey Association Fact Book, Second Edition
390 pages
Published 2015.
 
The County Highpoints of Arizona
208 pages
Published 2010
 
Calculus and Its Applications, Extended Version, 1e
Co-author with Marvin Bittinger & David Ellenbogen, 840 pages
Published 2014
 
Calculus and Its Applications, 11e
Co-author with Marvin Bittinger & David Ellenbogen, 650 pages
Published 2015

 

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As you may have noticed, I am reconfiguring this website a lot, and have essentially dismantled large segments of it. I have farmed out some of my trip reports to Peakbagger.com, or have saved them to my own desktop, and have deleted many of the pages that to me have grown stale and are just taking up room. I think I am going to re-focus this site on my hikes in the Southwest plus whatever other bigger hikes I may do. Even then, I am not so sure. Maybe I will ditch this whole thing. At this very moment, I have no real plan.

Most Recent Visits

Ridgeback Mountain
Arizona
August 12, 2016

Atalaya Mountain
New Mexico
June 22, 2016

Fremont Peak
Arizona
June 18, 2016

Flattop Mountain
Alaska
June 3, 2016

Hayford Peak
Nevada
May 22, 2016
 

Painted Benchmark
Arizona
May 1, 2016

Waterman Peak
Arizona
April 23, 2016

Buck Mountain
Arizona
March 27, 2016

Bird Spring Peak
Nevada
March 19, 2016

Brown's Mountain
Arizona
March 10, 2016
 

Mohon Peak
Arizona
March 5, 2016

Granite Mountain
Arizona
February 27, 2016

Burnt Mountain
Arizona
February 14, 2016

Superstition BM
Arizona
January 30, 2016

Usery Mountain
Arizona
January 24, 2016

Other Interesting Destinations

Ayers Rock
N.T., Australia
1985 & 1987

Coolgardie
W. Australia
July 14, 1987

Africa
Zimbabwe & Kenya
November, 1987

Arches N.P.
Utah
July, 2003

Budapest
Hungary
December 2003
 

Prague
Czech Republic
December 2003

Sinkyone State Park
California
May 23, 2003

Seven Falls
Arizona
August 2003

FM-170 River Road
Rio Grande, Texas
2004, 2006

San Rafael Valley
Arizona
April 25, 2004
 

Mount Rushmore
South Dakota
May 21, 2004

Canyon de Chelly
Arizona
May 31, 2004

Gila Cliff Dwellings
New Mexico
September 5, 2004

Cornudas
Texas
December 31, 2004

Kelso Dunes
California
March 14, 2005
 

Death Valley
California
March 2005

Toroweap Overlook
Grand Canyon, AZ
May 21, 2005

Very Large Array
New Mexico
September 2005

Petrified Forest NP
Arizona
January 1, 2006

Four Corners
AZ, NM, CO, UT
May 18, 2006
 

Shiprock
New Mexico
May 18, 2006

Na Pali Coast
Kauai, Hawaii
July 4, 2006

Hawaii Volcanoes
Big Island, Hawaii
July 8, 2006

Mogollon & Catwalk
New Mexico
October 2007

Goldfield
Nevada
July 2008
 

Swansea
Arizona
Feb 14, 2009

Anza-Borrego
California
Multiple Visits

Pioche
Nevada
August 2009

Lovell Canyon
Nevada
February 2010

Sonoran Desert Mon.
Arizona
May 1, 2010
 

Red Mountain
Arizona
May 17, 2010

Window Rock
Arizona
July 12, 2010

Freedom Trail
Boston, MA
November 14, 2010

Tombstone
Arizona
December 2010

Brush Fire!
Superior, Arizona
May 8, 2011
 

Silver City Area
New Mexico
May 9-11, 2011

Bedrock City
Valle, Arizona
July 9, 2011

Hoss Turns 200,000
Maricopa, Arizona
December 25, 2011

Wilson Observatory
California
May 12, 2012

Stanley Cup 2012
Los Angeles, CA
June 14, 2012
 

Beth's Jump!
Eloy, Arizona
October 15, 2012

Spur Cross Park
Cave Creek, Arizona
December 17, 2012

Apache Trail
Salt River, Arizona
March 31, 2013

Maui Island
Hawaii
July 17-24, 2013

Navajo Bridge
Marble Canyon, AZ
October 14, 2013
 

Octave & Stanton
Ghost Towns, AZ
November 17, 2013

Stanley Cup 2014
Los Angeles, CA
June 17, 2014

Bow Willow Bumps
Anza-Borrego, CA
December 29, 2014

Bloody Basin
Tonto NF, Arizona
January 8, 2015

Adam Helman Mem'l
Cuyamaca Pk, CA
February 15, 2015
 

Quitobaquito Springs
Organ Pipe, AZ
January 17, 2016

Anchorage to Denali
Alaska
June 2-8, 2016


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Disclaimer: The trip reports contained herein on these pages are for entertainment only. If you use them to help plan a trip, you are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of our reports. These reports are not meant to replace maps, compass, gps and other common sense hiking/navigation items. Neither we nor the webhost can be held responsible for unfortunate situations that may arise based on these trip reports. Conditions change over time! Some of these hikes are major mountaineering or backpacking endeavors that require skill, proper gear, proper fitness and general experience. Be considerate of private land at all times. Never underestimate nature!

© 1999-2016 Scott Surgent. This page is coded in old-school HTML that was popular back about 2002, when your mom and dad were dating. There are no freaking pop-ups or ads that take over the whole screen, grow in size, then shrink, or unseen stuff that never quite loads, yet your little mouse icon spins anyway, and you wory that it's some malware. The fanciest thing I do is use tables within tables. A long time ago, I accepted some ads, but not in a long time. It pays very little and cheapens the site. I pay for all of this out of my pocket. Thank you for your patronage!