Bagging all peaks along Superstition Mountain

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syoung
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Bagging all peaks along Superstition Mountain

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It is hard for me to do much of anything if I am not actively trying to work towards a goal. With Kilimanjaro in my rear view mirror, and the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted something new to focus on in the coming year (or years). I decided I wanted to tag every peak along Superstition Mountain proper. I could be wrong in this but looking at the topo maps I am assuming a peak to be the bold text numbers (like on the CalTopo map). So far I have counted 33 distinct peaks (more or less going from west to east):

1. 4102
2. 4175
3. 3903
4. 3845
5. 4861
6. 5024
7. 3445
8. 3519
9. 3783
10. 4648
11. 4102
12. 3648
13. 3339
14. 3585
15. 3662
16. 3319
17. 2786
18. 3303
19. 3462
20. 4545
21. 4562
22. 4402
23. 4613
24. 4453
25. 3882
26. 4642
27. 4517
28. 4869
29. 4777
30. 4790
31. 4066
32. 5057
33. 4391

Has anyone given this one a go before and have a more complete list?
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chumley
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Re: Bagging all peaks along Superstition Mountain

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@syoung
LOJ has a list of all the peaks in the Superstition Wilderness, which includes much more than what is in the Superstition Mountains (as previously discussed). Not sure if that list includes every bump that has an elevation listed on the topo map though. (BTW sometimes an elevation on the map may not correspond to a peak. It could be a prominent outcropping, key feature, low point on a saddle, etc.)
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Re: Bagging all peaks along Superstition Mountain

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chumley wrote:LOJ has a list of all the peaks in the Superstition Wilderness, which includes much more than what is in the Superstition Mountains (as previously discussed). Not sure if that list includes every bump that has an elevation listed on the topo map though.
In general, LOJ sticks pretty much to peaks with 300' or more prominence.
Once in a while a peak with almost a 300' prominence will make the list, other times the elevation of the peak may be among the highest in a particular quadrangle.
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Re: Bagging all peaks along Superstition Mountain

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@chumley
That site is pretty nifty, thanks!
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