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Postby Day Hiker » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:50 pm

I was going to scream if the legitimate name for Alaska's high point did not register as correct. It was satisfying to type it and have it work.

The highest one I missed was Tennessee. And I still don't know it (or care much), even though I read it just 5 minutes ago!

Of the points lower than 6684, I got NH, NE, KS, MI, and FL. I know NH because it's obvious. I know NE, KS, and FL because of their comical value. The only reason I know MI is because I grew up in that state. But I never bothered to drive 800 miles round-trip to bag its high point which is 150 feet lower than where my house in NV is now, even though I'm still at a pretty low elevation out here.

That's still only 21 out of 51, though.

But maybe I deserve 21.5. I was trying to remember the name of that lump in OK, so I started typing, and the high point for KY popped up before I could finish!
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Re: 31 of 50

Postby Matt Worster » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:10 pm

Paul Burkholder wrote:31 - But it was really more of a spelling test for me. I spent a lot time trying to spell about seven or so that I never could get right. The most frustrating was Arizona (Humphries, Humphry, Humph . . .).

HA! Precisely the same for me. I got the same number right and must have tried every variation for Arizona.
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Postby norco17 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:22 pm

I got six :oops:
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Postby Scott » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:38 am


Couldn't spell Alabama's or Missouri's (even though I lived there). Didn't know DC or Delaware.

Everyone should know the state highpoints so you have a partial list of places not to visit (thought many state highpoints are well worth doing). Know thy enemy. Indiana's Highpoint was simply the worst waste of a day I've ever had. Although I've tried to block it out, I still remember the name of it. :evil: Flat states bite.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:10 am

6 but I've never crossed the pond
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Postby Moni » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:42 am

I got all the western ones and Maryland (I grew up there). After that it was dismal.
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