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California's 25-Mile Isolation Peaks

 

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Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: California's 25-Mile Isolation Peaks

 

Page By: Clubbox42

Created/Edited: Nov 27, 2016 / Nov 27, 2016

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What is the 25-Mile Isolation List?

Just as 2000' is an important prominence threshold and 14000' an important elevation threshold, 25 miles is the magic number that gives a peak a spot on an isolation list. This page contains those peaks with 25 miles of isolation which are in the U.S. State of California. But what is isolation anyway? Isolation is how far a peak is from the nearest higher one. Understandably, isolated peaks are often also high in elevation, are very topographically prominent, or, in some cases, both. California generally follows this rule, especially the prominence part, as only 3 peaks on this list have under 2000' of prominence, one of them missing the cutoff by a mere 44 feet, all 3 being located in the Channel Islands. The rest, 2KPs and above, are scattered throughout the state.

Contained below is a table containing the peak's name--which has a hyperlink to the peak page--as well as its isolation, elevation, and topographical prominence. So, without further ado, the California isolation list.

The California 25-Mile Isolation List

Data taken from the Peakbagger page. Peaks without links have no SP page.

CA Rank Peak Name Isol. (Mi.) Elev (Ft.) Prom (Ft.)
1 Mount Whitney 1,646.30 14,505 10,078
2 Mount Shasta 334.7 14,162 9,762
3San Gorgonio Mountain 162.5 11,499 8,294
4 Junipero Serra Peak 131.8 5,862 4,447
5Eagle Peak 87.4 9,892 4,352
6Mount Pinos 82.9 8,831 4,800
7 Lassen Peak 71.4 10,457 5,229
8 White Mountain Peak 67.5 14,246 7,196
9 Copernicus Peak 65.2 4,360 3,080
10South Yolla Bolly 61.5 8,094 4,814
11Telescope Peak 57.2 11,048 6,168
12 San Nicolas Island HP 51.8 907 907
13Mount Orizaba 49.4 2,125 2,125
14San Benito Mountain 43.2 5,241 3,481
15Mount San Antonio 42.5 10,064 6,224
16 Thompson Peak 37 8,994 3,914
17 Thirst Benchmark 33.8 1,965 1,965
18 Santiago Peak 33.6 5,687 4,387
19 Mount Diablo 32.8 3,849 3,109
20North Palisade 32.2 14,242 2,894
21Mount Tamalpais 32.1 2,576 2,456
22 Devils Peak 31.1 2,450 2,450
23 Boulder Peak 30.1 8,299 2,899
24Clark Mountain 29.1 7,907 4,232
25 Double Mountain 28.8 7,981 3,821
26 South Butte 28.5 2,120 2,050
27King Peak 28.3 4,091 2,931
28Tin Mountain 28.1 8,953 3,993
29Mount Ingalls 27.5 8,372 2,792
30Avawatz Peak 26.7 6,155 3,295
31 Old Woman Mountain 26.3 5,325 2,733
32Cobb Mountain 25.9 4,720 3,160
33 Signal Hill 25.6 634 634
34 Cuyamaca Peak 25.4 6,512 2,855
35 Preston Peak 25.2 7,309 2,509
36Piute Peak 25.1 8,440 3,480

Additions & Corrections

If there are any errors--which there may well be, as I have never lived in California--feel free to contact me.

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