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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:17 pm

I keep a scrap book of my highpoint trips and yea my Ebright Azimuth highpoint page highlight is probably a picture of me eating crabs at O'Brycki's.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby swankman07 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Alpinist wrote:Fifteen HPs last year? Not bad! Way to jump in with both feet. Hope you'll post some photos and write a trip report once in a while.


Sure, can definitely do that. A little catching up to do after the weekend.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:31 am

Congrats! I'll hike UT and ID July 4th weekend and looking for a partner, let me know if you are interested.

Also planning for Granite Peak with gwave47 in Aug!!! So happy to find a partner on the forum, he is 44/50 now.

Labor Day weekend I'll be at ND/SD for some road trip, happy highpointing!

swankman07 wrote:Hello all, been reading a long time. Thought I'd share my plans. Started state highpointing a year ago on a wild hair. Woke up on a Saturday morning February 2011 and thought "what the hell, why not?" Drove from Austin, 8 hours later I was in a hotel room in Van Horn. The next morning went up to Guadalupe Mountains and hiked to the top of Texas, then drove 9 hours back. I was hooked!

Since then, did the Southern Six-Pack in a weekend in May. In July, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Had planned Wheeler Peak in New Mexico on that trip, but they closed the forest due to fire danger the night of my flight. I had no idea 'til I arrived at the Taos Ski Valley.

Labor Day weekend, topped Rhode Island, Connecticutt, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Turned around on Katahdin in Maine the day after Mount Washington. No gas left in the tank.

This Presidents' Day weekend is my first trip of the year. Flying into Baltimore and going to Delaware, New Jersey, then west for the three-fer in PA, MD and WV. Memorial weekend already booked for a re-attempt of Katahdin and Mount Marcy.

Starting to think about the big western highpoints for the summer already! Going to want to partner up on some of those!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby gwave47 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:22 pm

If anyone else is looking to stand on top of Granite Peak this year, SM0421 and I will be hitting the trail head for the SW Col in Cooke City the morning of 8/11. It will be a two day (three if we don't have favorable weather on the 12th) hike/scramble. If anyone's interested shoot us a message and we'll plan on meeting up with you in Cooke City the night of the 10th or at the trail head the morning of the 11th.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:23 pm

swankman07 wrote:This Presidents' Day weekend is my first trip of the year. Flying into Baltimore and going to Delaware, New Jersey, then west for the three-fer in PA, MD and WV.


How did it go? Did your plans get scuttled due to the snowstorm on Sunday? No precip. here but heard it was quite the mess to the south through VA/WV.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby idheel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:52 pm

We are headed to CO and UT for July 4th week. Plan to do Elbert on July 3 and then head to Kings so we might be there the same time.


sm0421 wrote:Congrats! I'll hike UT and ID July 4th weekend and looking for a partner, let me know if you are interested.

Also planning for Granite Peak with gwave47 in Aug!!! So happy to find a partner on the forum, he is 44/50 now.

Labor Day weekend I'll be at ND/SD for some road trip, happy highpointing!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby DK » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:35 am

Folks: I'll be climbing Hood the wknd of June 10th (coincidentally, the annual State Highpointers convention is at Timberline lodge at the foot of Hood that wknd)
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Jow wrote:I keep a scrap book of my highpoint trips and yea my Ebright Azimuth highpoint page highlight is probably a picture of me eating crabs at O'Brycki's.

As I recall, I was wearing a tie when I visited Ebright Azimuth. Don't be deceived though. It's a dangerous highpoint, for sure. You really have to watch for traffic in both directions on that road. :)

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby CastillejaMiniata » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:45 am

I've done all of the western highpoints except for Denali and Granite. Anyone want to bust them out? :D
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Highpoint Trivia

How many US state highpoints are located within a national park? Can you name them?
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby DK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Delaware's was particularly tough.. I even brought my ice axe & helmet :P :D
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:15 pm

That is tricky. Several state parks I can think of but the only National Parks coming to mind is Denali and Cling man's Dome
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby DK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:39 pm

Denali National Park and Preserve Mount McKinley 20,320 Alaska
Sequoia National Park Mount Whitney 14,495 California
Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier 14,411 Washington
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Mauna Loa 13,679 Hawaii
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Peak 8749 Texas
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Clingmans Dome 6643 Tennessee
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:53 pm

DK wrote:Denali National Park and Preserve Mount McKinley 20,320 Alaska
Sequoia National Park Mount Whitney 14,495 California
Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier 14,411 Washington
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Mauna Loa 13,679 Hawaii
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Peak 8749 Texas
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Clingmans Dome 6643 Tennessee

Very good! You got 5 right. Mauna Kea is the HP for Hawaii, not Mauna Loa. Maunka Kea is a state park, not a NP.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:54 pm

My 15 mins of fame, from today's local paper...

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120302/news/703029826/
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