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Issue 87 · Wild at Heart · August 29, 2013

5 Best American Peaks to Climb

Issue 87 · Wild at Heart · August 29, 2013

Our friend Jason Heaton over at Gear Patrol has rounded up a list of the five best American peaks to climb. He writes, "Moutaineering can be an intimidating sport to get into: all that gear, the dizzying heights, and tales of frostbite-blackened digits aren't necessarily warm and fuzzy things."

We'd agree.

"But, " he continues, "if you have the urge to sample the rarified air up high, there are still some peaks that are accessible to the novice alpinist right here in the United States."

Now we're listening. In the spirit of wilderness adventures, here's Jason's list. Full details on Gear Patrol.

5 Best American Peaks | Gardenista

1. Mount Washington, New Hampshire (6,288') Photograph by An Orchard Away.

5 Best American Peaks | Gardenista

2. Longs Peak, Colorado (14,259') Photograph by Bo Insogna.

5 Best American Peaks | Gardenista

3. Mount Shasta, California (14,179') Photograph by Matt Dirden.

5 Best American Peaks | Gardenista

4. Grand Teton, Wyoming (13, 775') Photograph by Jo Munday.

5 Best American Peaks | Gardenista

5. Mount McKinley, Alaska (20,320'). Photograph by Denali Interactive.

For a gentler selection of hikes, browse all of our Hike of the Week posts.



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