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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:50 am

either delaware or Florida... Florida is more exciting.

White Butte - man it's a very nice climb, driving is a bitch though.
Frissell - one of the best foliage color I've seen in new england, the climb is not bad, finding the actual marker is fun!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Catamount wrote:I think it's fairly clear ... Delaware needs to go.

Hey, I resemble that remark :-)

Seriously, back to the original thread, I remember climbing El Yunque with my family back when I was a kid. The rain forest was fascinating. Too bad we didn't get to Cerro de Punta also!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby JohnMcPike » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:54 pm

Nah I beg to differ about keeping it at 50. Besides - 51 stars will fit on the flag just fine w/ 3 rows of 8 & 3 rows of 9.
They might as well get their full citizenship rights since they pay the same federal taxes and obey same federal laws. Doesn't make sense also that they cannot vote for president when living there but they can when living in the mainland US. If you folks feel this is too political a post - I will delete it
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:58 pm

Check out these stunning shots of the Aurora Borealis from Mt Washington. More...

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby DK » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:35 pm

Hey all: what are conditions on Clingman's Dome & Mt Mitchell like this week?
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm

They got a couple of feet of snow in the Smokies due to Sandy. The National Snow Analysis shows it has all melted but I have no "on the ground" insight. Probably get a better answer posting to the Eastern Forum.

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/index.ht ... 17&units=e
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:25 pm

Trip report of fun non-highpoint gathering of mid-Atlantic highpointers here:

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... _id=826367

Thanks guys!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby DK » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:06 pm

good article Frank!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Crabman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:15 am

about to embark on my first real highpointing trip 3 weeks from now ... departing from DC to do PA > MD > WV in a 1.5 day trip ...

as for the ultimate goal, I'm not sure I'll end up going for all 50, but I do plan on bagging whatever peaks I can as I go thru life ...

two summers ago, I summited Granite Peak, which was definitely a challenge, and in summer 2014, I'm organizing an expedition with 3 other friends to go for Denali ... our first team training climb will be on Mount Washington this January ... hopefully the weather will be brutal to make everything a bit more difficult ...

really looking forward to all of this ...
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby atavist » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:39 pm

I started HPing around '98 on Humphrey's and now about 15 years later I've finished about 30 including all the Western states and most of the hard ones (highest one I haven't climbed is Mitchell). Mainly because I've been climbing other things and living overseas.

Anyway, I'll be back in the US for at least a few weeks from late Dec thru January with some spare time and I'm anxious to make some headway on finishing the list. I also hiked about half of the AT before life took me West and to the Far East.

So I'm planning a trip to knock off between 5-10 HPs and at least 100 miles of the AT starting some time around January. Targeted HPs include: WV, MD, DE, NC, SC... maybe tack on the southern 6. Then hike all the WV and MD section on the AT and up in to PA for good measure.

Anybody out there like to join any of the fun?
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:42 pm

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Catamount » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:06 pm

Should be setting the wheels in motion in the next couple of weeks for Mount Hood at the end of May, 2013. In 2011, I was there a little too early. In 2012, I was there a little too late. Hopefully, this time will be just right. :)
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Catamount » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:34 pm

^^^^^

Just signed up for a three-day overnight program with Timberline Mountain Guides - May 31 to June 2. Two days of classes and camping followed by a south side climb on Day 3. I hope conditions are fine for #49!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:38 pm

Good luck Catamount! They say "third time is a charm". I keep on telling myself that about Rainier too!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby elichten » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi Everyone! I've been on a hiatus for a bit (Denali, then moved to Switzerland, then my son was born in September), but I'm back. Sorry I missed the east coast gathering, but I'm happy to host one here in Switzerland. :)

Regarding the Highpointer's Klub - I'm one of the officers, recently elected. I missed the last Kon because I was on Denali, but I'm planning to be at Maine. There's a lot of things that I'm trying to do with the club but as someone pointed out: everything is on a volunteer basis. If I don't have the time (new baby) then the things I want to make happen don't happen. Website updates, for example, would be welcome, but we are a small club, and not exactly rolling in funds. If we don't have a motivated volunteer to help make updates, then those might not happen for a while.

Our two big things - the newsletter and the Kons - are pretty well put together. We have energetic and talented people helping to make those things come together. Could things be improved, sure. Would we need help to improve them, absolutely. If anyone wants to give me feedback by pm instead of in a public forum, please do! I'll be happy to bring up ideas, thoughts, etc to the rest of the board and see what can be done.
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