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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby gwave47 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:47 am

Took down Rainier last Thursday for #46. The winds were so strong that our whole team was blown down numerous times. Park service was forecast 18F and sustained 40mph winds (with stronger gusts) approaching the summit that night.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Catamount » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 am

A pretty good story/interview from the Huffington Post regarding this past week's Highpointer's Convention in Maine:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-vadino/highpointers-qa_b_3624110.html
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:26 pm

A quick shout out to my friend Tim who summited Denali last month, completing the 50 state highpoints! Congrats Tim!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby LesterLong » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:36 am

For posterity's sake, I'm posting the few I've done:

Mt. Washington
Mt. Mitchell
Mt. Elbert
Katahdin
Humphrey's Peak
Jerimoth Hill
Mt. Mansfield
Mt. Greylock
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:28 pm

Does anyone have photos of the USGS benchmarks for the following state highpoints? I need them to complete my USGS state highpoint album.

Mt Rainier (WA)
Gannett Peak (WY)
Kings Peak (UT)
Mt Hood (OR)
Guadalupe Peak (TX)
Panorama Point (NE)
Black Mesa (OK)
Mount Sunflower (KS)
Mount Greylock (MA
Backbone Mountain (MD)
Cheaha Mountain (AL)
Taum Sauk (MO)
Hawkeye Point (IA)
Campbell Hill (OH)
Hoosier Hill (IN)
Woodall Mountain (MS)
Britton Hill (FL)
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby jeffh25 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:56 pm

I've got a lot of those Alpinist. Most are probably in my pics and you're welcome to them or I could get them to you this weekend. Just let me know.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Dartmouth Hiker » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:40 pm

I don't think I've posted here yet, but hey, why not...

I'm at 34, after knocking off ID/ND/WI/IA on a long roadtrip that included a lot of non-state HPs last month. I may get around to Harney this fall, and have Rainier, Hood, and possibly Kings on the docket for next summer. Here's what's left*:

AL-Cheaha Mtn
AK-Denali
AR-Magazine Mtn
FL-Britton Hill
HI-Mauna Kea
LA-Driskill Mtn
MI-Mt. Arvon (and Curwood--I'm a purist)
MN-Eagle Mtn
MS-Woodall Mtn
MO-Taum Sauk
NV-Boundary Pk
OR-Mt. Hood
SD-Harney Pk
TX-Guadalupe Pk
UT-Kings Pk
WA-Rainier

*also planning to snag Pearson Hill in WI whenever I'm back in that area, couldn't find directions for it in time when I did Timms
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Holsti97 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:22 am

Alpinist wrote:Does anyone have photos of the USGS benchmarks for the following state highpoints? I need them to complete my USGS state highpoint album.

Mt Rainier (WA)
Gannett Peak (WY)
Kings Peak (UT)
Mt Hood (OR)
Guadalupe Peak (TX)
Panorama Point (NE)
Black Mesa (OK)
Mount Sunflower (KS)
Mount Greylock (MA
Backbone Mountain (MD)
Cheaha Mountain (AL)
Taum Sauk (MO)
Hawkeye Point (IA)
Campbell Hill (OH)
Hoosier Hill (IN)
Woodall Mountain (MS)
Britton Hill (FL)


I added the benchmarks for Black Mesa, Taum Sauk Mtn., Cheaha Mtn. and Campbell Hill.

On a separate note...we visited the Illinois highpoint Charles Mound on August 3rd and had a chance to visit with several other Highpointers.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Holsti97 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:46 am

Dartmouth Hiker wrote:I don't think I've posted here yet, but hey, why not...

I'm at 34, after knocking off ID/ND/WI/IA on a long roadtrip that included a lot of non-state HPs last month. I may get around to Harney this fall, and have Rainier, Hood, and possibly Kings on the docket for next summer.

*also planning to snag Pearson Hill in WI whenever I'm back in that area, couldn't find directions for it in time when I did Timms


Here are a few photos of the Pearson Hill benchmark in Wisconsin. It reads "Elevation 1950.447'" Timms Hill is listed as 1951'. If I wanted to be sure I would visit both.


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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby IagosGhost » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:48 pm

Completed the Great Lakes high points last week! Eagle Mountain was beautiful, and the views from the radio tower at Timms Hill were fantastic. Mt. Arvon was a little anti-climactic for me. My family is up to eight high points together, and I have completed nine total.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:25 pm

Thanks for the additions Holsti. JeffH - if you have photos of any other benchmarks, you can add them to the album yourself. Here's the link.

USGS state highpoint album

Thanks!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Wonderful road trip last week to visit Mt. Arvon, Timm's Hill, Eagle Mtn., and the precipice of Charles Mound. 3400 miles from Delaware, 9 days, lots of good visiting with friends. Eagle Mtn. clearly our favorite of these experiences. Lots of other great fun including camping on the shore of Lake Superior in a gale, visiting Pictured Rocks and Bond Falls in the UP, staying at one of the cabins near the base of Timm's Hill (highly recommended), and catching up with old friends. Will post a trip report when I have some free time. Now 35 HPs for me and 20 for Lillian.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby fsclimb » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Florida Frank wrote:and the precipice of Charles Mound.


When I did Charles Mound I visited one of the local watering holes- and met the cleaning lady of the Charles Mound residence.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby sm0421 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:42 am

http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthread ... #Post33563

Just got Whitney, here is a trip report. I'm now 44 and will try to get at least 2 next year, hopefully Gannett and Granite.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:32 pm

Finally got around to writing up a trip report on last month's upper Midwest adventure. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.summitpost.org/great-lakes-road-trip/870606
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