County Highpoints Literature
County High Points by Andy Martin - a fuller description.
This 128 page soft cover, comb bound 8.5" x 11" book lists the 3,140+ county
highpoints for all 50 states. Lists are also given for high prominence peaks and
National Park HPs. The introduction goes into some detail on how the lists were prepared.
The information in the lists can be used to look up highpoint area
maps on Topozone.
For example, the Pima county Arizona high point is listed:
- USA - lists for all states are given in County High Points by
Andy Martin (detailed description).
- Western CONUS - A Tale of Twelve Summers - County Highpoints
and Winning the West
by Adam Helman describes peakbagging in general and specifically county highpointing. The book's balance is his story
of completing the eleven state western CONUS county highpoint list. Full color, 400 pages, 250 illustrations.
sells the book for roughly ninety dollars. A 30% discount is obtained by
contacting the author to order your autographed copy.
- Arizona - The County Highpoints of Arizona
by Scott Surgent provides detailed information with lots of "extras" such as county lowpoints
and large magnitude prominences that are not (already) county highpoints.
Routes to nine peaks are described in Arizona's Mountains by Bob and Dotty Martin.
- California - Gary Suttle is the author of California County Summits, which is published by Wilderness Press.
This excellent guidebook includes descriptions and maps of all the HP routes.
- Colorado - Hiking Colorado's Summits : A Guide to Exploring the County Highpoints
by John Mitchler and Dave Covill will guide you to the 64 Colorado county tops.
For background information see Guide to the Colorado Mountains
by Robert M. Ormes. It gives access and route information for many of the higher counties.
More detailed information on routes can be found in
A Climbing Guide To Colorado's Fourteeners by Borneman and Lampert,
Colorado's Fourteeners, from Hikes to Climbs by Gerry Roach,
and Climbing Colorado's High Thirteeners by Garrett and Martin.
- Idaho - Routes up most named peaks are given in Exploring Idaho's Mountains by Tom Lopez.
- Maryland and Delaware - A booklet describing Maryland's County High Points was prepared by
Glenn Bock. He has similar information for Delaware.
- Montana - An excellent guide to the Treasure State's big mountains is
Peakbagging Montana: A Guide To Montana's Major Peaks
by premier Montana peakbagger Cedron Jones
(Riverbend Publishing, Helena, Montana, 80 pgs (2011).
Many HP routes are described in
Climbers Guide to Montana
by Pat Caffrey of Seeley Lake, MT.
- Nevada - A new book is available for Spring 2010 -
Hiking Nevada's County High Points by Bob Sumner.
- New Mexico - Several HP routes are detailed in Guide to the New Mexico Mountains by Herbert E. Ungnade.
- New York - Routes to all 62 county highpoints are described in
Peak Experiences - Hiking the Highest Summits in New York, County by County by Gary Fallesen.
- Utah - All county highpoints and four more "classic" climbs are covered in
High in Utah by Michael Weibel and Dan Miller.
More local color but less precise directions to 24 of the 26 Utah peaks
are found in Hiking Utah's Summits by Paula Huff and Tom Wharton.
For Wasatch and Kane counties the true believers will
visit the unnamed border points at respectively 10,840+ feet and 10,080+ feet.
- Wyoming - Some HP routes are in Guide to the Wyoming Mountains and Wilderness Areas by Orrin & Lorainne Bonney.
On Topozone enter "Mount Lemmon" as a place name.
Click on the name Mount Lemmon from the resulting list, and you get the 1:100,000 scale map.
Zoom in to 1:25,000 scale for a nice, printable summit map.
Lists are also available for the 50 "finest" peaks in 14
western states - AZ, CA, NM, NV, CO, UT, TX, OR, WA, ID,
MT, WY, HI and AK. Finest lists for the NE and SE sections of the
US are also included. Finest refers to the peaks with greatest
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