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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I am reconfiguring this page, removing old stale content. Some trip reports are being farmed out to Peakbagger.com. I am going to concentrate on the Southwest states plus any other area where I have more than just a passing presence - or have a story to tell.

Most Recent Visits

Doyle Peak
Arizona
September 17, 2016

N. Thunderbird Peak
Arizona
September 4, 2016

Calderwood Butte
Arizona
September 4, 2016

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

Trip Reports by State

ArizonaCaliforniaColoradoHawaiiIdahoLouisianaMarylandMassachusettsMontanaNevadaNew Hampshire
New MexicoNorth DakotaOregonTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia

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

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

Cornudas
Texas
December 31, 2004

Toroweap Overlook
Grand Canyon, AZ
May 21, 2005

Petrified Forest NP
Arizona
January 1, 2006
 

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

Goldfield
Nevada
July 2008

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

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

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

Navajo Bridge
Marble Canyon, AZ
October 14, 2013
 

Octave & Stanton
Ghost Towns, AZ
November 17, 2013

Bloody Basin
Tonto NF, Arizona
January 8, 2015

Quitobaquito Springs
Organ Pipe, AZ
January 17, 2016

Other Links

The Arizona P1K ListMy Take on Class RatingsAdam Helman's Peak List MemorialOntario Provincial HighpointsNevada peaks site, by H.W. StockmanSierra Travels, By Bob BurdTrans Taiga Road, Northern QuebecTwelve Mile CircleThe Desert Mountaineer, by Doug Kasian3up Adventures, by Beth LakinScott Peavy's SmugMug Photo SiteThe Mountains Are Calling, by Chris Czaplicki

MexicoWhat's Prominence? (PDF)Confluence.org Website

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.