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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:28 pm

Thanks, Catamount. I like that the elves turn the front page over more frequently than they used to. Lots of good stuff on this site to highlight.

Surprised no one commented on the name change. Figured after seven years gone from Florida it was time for a change. I fully expect you get the new meaning :-) Others not as famliar with upstate NY probably not!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:18 pm

Congrats. to Catamount for a nice Hood summit picture in the latest "Apex to Zenith" Highpointers Newsletter! Boston strong!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:33 pm

Great fall day trip to the New Jersey High Point yesterday. I hadn't been since in college and my wife Lillian had never been to her home state high point. Perfect fall weather and an enjoyable hike with temps. in the mid-50s. It was the last day of the year that the monument was open to climb...an added bonus!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:30 pm

My last state highpointing adventure of the year was to Guadalupe Peak this past weekend. Perfect weather and an enjoyable hike. This was the 35th reunion of several college outing club friends. Wonderful park, fine mountain, good friends! #36
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Jow » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:57 pm

Bark Eater wrote:My last state highpointing adventure of the year was to Guadalupe Peak this past weekend. Perfect weather and an enjoyable hike. This was the 35th reunion of several college outing club friends. Wonderful park, fine mountain, good friends! #36


Nice work Frank! I had a great weekend in Guadalupe back in late September as well, got some great photos of Guadalupe Peak, White Sands Monument, and Carlsbad Caverns. I'm putting together trip report but my cousin took his camera with a lot pictures to Costa Rica so I have to wait to post. I’m at #29 now with no idea what #30 will be but i find this current number annoying so hope to get in 30's soon.

Funny story a woman who sits in cubicle next to me heard of my trip to Guadalupe and said, "that’s nice and congrats on 1st state highpoint", I'm like actually I am #at 29 it’s a hobby of mine. She goes "No Way! My husband is also a highpointer, he's at 48". He only needs Kings Peak and Mt Mitchell should finish in 2014. That's pretty random coincidence.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:33 pm

Jow, I saw on the climbers' log that you had been to Guadalupe. Amazing place. It was a holiday weekend and pretty crowded. The tent camping was completely filled, and as you know it is a journey through the desert to find anywhere else to legally camp unless you hike up the mountain. We "RVd" in the back of my friend's pickup truck...turned out just fine. The rangers were very cool about it...knew they had an overflow situation.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Hotoven » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Good work Bark Eater, Nice new name as well! Sounds like your nailing out the high points with good company as well.

I haven't hit any high points lately, just been snowshoeing solo a lot up various mountains that don't have trails.

I noticed someone made a comment on the New Jersey High Point page that it was closed. If someone wants to take over this page and properly keep it up to date, I'm fine with that. I don't live close to that high point anymore, so someone closer should be in charge of that page.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:17 am

I was surprised when we just visited High Point, NJ the weekend after Columbus Day that the monument was still open. And yes, we Easties are just a bit jealous of Nate moving to Summit County, CO!

Interesting story about Guadalupe last Saturday. As we cooked dinner and enjoyed a beer or three in the campground, we got to observe a "rescue" up on the mountain. Apparently somebody got tired...knees hurt...etc... and was able to get a cell phone call out. The NPS sent a couple of mules up the trail to haul them out. It was much anticipation watching the headlamps zig zag back down the switchbacks. They finally made it back down about 9 PM and everyone was fine.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:55 am

Not me, Mark! Actually I was lugging 30-35 pounds for a day trip with water and food for some of the rest of the group. Just call me "Sherpa" :-)
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