This map list the peaks in Minnesota above 2000 ft. *
Brian Rachford determined the 10 highest peaks in Minnesota using the '300 foot rule'.** A peak in this grouping has a ^ with its rank appended to the name. A number of these high points are not verified (height indicated on the topographical map). Heights listed on maps indicated by ! Estimates ?
The description includes my plan for accessing the peaks at 2200 ft or higher. I include the elevation and note if the peak lies within the BWCA wilderness.
If you have climbed any of the peaks other than Eagle Mountain, leave a comment below.
* I must double check the maps to assure I have not missed any. I will recode this map in the near future to provide more information and flexibility.
** Under the 300 foot rule a peak or mountain must rise at least 300 feet above the saddle that connects the peak or mountain to its closest higher neighboring peak to be an "official" peak.
Mr. Rachford wrote I'm pretty sure this is an accurate list of the top ten peaks based on an application of the 300-foot rule. However, note that I have used the "interpolation" version of the 300-foot rule, i.e., I have used interpolated saddle and summit heights when necessary. So, if you know about the concept of "clean prominence", two of these peaks do not reach 300 feet by this more restrictive criterion.
The table columns are defined as follows. Rank includes designations for the additional summits that could rival the elevation of the main summit. ...
The "!" indicates whether the elevation is an official one from a USGS topographic map, or "?" if Mr Rachford has interpolated an elevation based on the highest closed contour at that summit. I.e., if the contour interval is 20 feet and the highest contour is 2200 feet, Mr. Rachford give 2210 feet for the elevation.
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