I climbed Wheeler Peak in 1994 with my brother. In January 2000, I visited the highpoint of Lea County. That prompted me to embark on a project of visiting the highpoints of all 33 counties in New Mexico.

I made good progress in 2000 and 2001, in which I successfully climbed or visited the midsection of the state. By the end of 2001 I had 22 of the 33 counties completed, and a state completion looked promising. In 2002 I visited two more, then five more in 2003. Finally, I finished the remaining five counties in 2004, finishing the project on Santa Fe Baldy with my wife Beth on October 9, 2004. It was a thrill to complete the task, especially to do so with my wife.

I also climbed fourteen other highly-prominent mountains, including twelve in 2007 alone. Surprisngly, since then, I have done nothing in the state. I need to go back.


Wheeler Peak

August 15, 1994

Mescalero Ridge

January 2, 2000

Sandia Crest

March 14, 2000

Sugarloaf Mountain

March 15, 2000

Curry County Highpoint

March 15, 2000
 

Luciano Mesa

March 15, 2000

Roosevelt County Highpoint

March 15, 2000

Loma Alta

March 15, 2000

Dog Canyon Overlook

March 17, 2000

One Tree Peak

March 17, 2000
 

Cerros de Alejandro

September 2, 2000

Mount Taylor

September 3, 2000

South Baldy Peak

9/3/2000 & 9/4/2005

McKnight Mountain

9/4/2000 & 9/6/2004

Whitewater Baldy

September 23, 2000
 

Organ Needle

March 31, 2001

Lookout Mountain

July 14, 2001

Sierra Blanca

July 14, 2001

Manzano Mountains

October 20, 2001

Mesa Leon

October 21, 2001
 

Sierra Grande

May 26, 2002

Beautiful Mountain

10/1/2002 & 7/11/10

Little Costilla Peak

September 20, 2003

Truchas Peak

June 21, 2003

Elk Mountain

September 21, 2003
 

"Ghost" Peak

April 10, 2004

Cookes Peak

April 11, 2004

Caballo Mountain

September 25, 2004

Redondo Peak

September 26, 2004

Santa Fe Baldy

October 9, 2004
 

Mount Withington

September 5, 2005

Black Peak

November 24, 2006

Hachita Peak

March 13, 2007

Burro Peak

March 15, 2007

Eagle Mountain

May 24, 2007
 

Timber Mountain

July 7, 2007

Brushy Mountain

July 9, 2007

Sacramento Mountains

August 7, 2007

Capitan Mountains HP

August 8, 2007

Gallinas Peak

August 8, 2007
 

Carrizo Peak

August 9, 2007

Cerro Vista

August 11, 2007

Chicoma Mountain

August 11, 2007

Big Hatchet Peak

December 20, 2007

The County
Highpoints

Between 1994 and 2004, I climbed att thirty-three county highpoints of New Mexico. Two pairs of counties share highpoints, so there were actually thirty-one actual highpoints to visit.

BernalilloSandia Crest
Catron
Whitewater Baldy
Chaves
One Tree Peak
Cibola
Mount Taylor
Colfax
Little Costilla Peak
Curry
Near Deadman Canyon
De Baca
Loma Alta
Dona Ana
Organ Needle
Eddy
Dog Canyon Overlook
Grant & Sierra
McKnight Mountain
Guadalupe
Mesa Leon
Harding
Sugarloaf Mountain
Hidalgo
"Ghost Peak"
Lea
Mescalero Ridge
Lincoln
Lookout Mountain
Los Alamos
Caballo Mountain
Luna
Cookes Peak
McKinley
Cerros de Alejandro
Mora & Rio Arriba
Truchas Peak
Otero
Sierra Blanca
Quay
Luciano Mesa
Roosevelt
Northwest Corner
San Juan
Beautiful Mountain
Sandoval
Redondo Peak
San Miguel
Elk Mountain
Santa Fe
Santa Fe Baldy
Socorro
South Baldy Mountain
Taos
Wheeler Peak
Torrance
Manzano Peak
Union
Sierra Grande
Valencia
Manzano Range

County Map

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New Mexico County Highpoints
Statistics Summary

All Remaining
Peaks

This is a list of all other peaks that I have climbed in New Mexico.

Chicoma
Big Hatchet
Capitan
Timber
Carrizo
Cerro Vista
Black
Withington
Brushy
Eagle
Gallinas
Hachita
Sacramento
Burro

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