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

Glassford Hill
October 24, 2016

Spruce Mountain
October 23, 2016

Harquahala 4489
October 15, 2016

Doyle Peak
September 17, 2016

N. Thunderbird Peak
September 4, 2016

Calderwood Butte
September 4, 2016

Ridgeback Mountain
August 12, 2016

Atalaya Mountain
New Mexico
June 22, 2016

Fremont Peak
June 18, 2016

Flattop Mountain
June 3, 2016

Hayford Peak
May 22, 2016

Painted Benchmark
May 1, 2016

Waterman Peak
April 23, 2016

Buck Mountain
March 27, 2016

Trip Reports by State

MontanaNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoOregonTexasUtahWashington

Other Interesting Destinations

Ayers Rock
N.T., Australia
1985 & 1987

W. Australia
July 14, 1987

Zimbabwe & Kenya
November, 1987

Arches N.P.
July, 2003

December 2003

Czech Republic
December 2003

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

July 2008

Lovell Canyon
February 2010

Freedom Trail
Boston, MA
November 14, 2010

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!

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