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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:39 am
by Hotoven
For those of you who were interested in the SP gathering, please check this thread out!

sp-east-coast-mid-atlantic-hike-meet-up-t63397.html

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:17 am
by DK
hey folks: we're planning a southern state high pointing trip over Thanksgiving :) .. we plan on bagging Clingmans, Mitchell, Sassafras, Brasstown and Alabama's

:)

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:51 am
by JohnMcPike
Holsti97 wrote:Top Ten Reasons I thought the Konvention was Kool:


It was cool meeting you too at the convention Holsti even if you didn't list me in your top ten :-) In years past I never konsidered attending one because we're such wallflowers but we both found it easy to mingle. Dinner & conversation were great

I agree Timberline Lodge & Smith Rock were both awesome sites for different reasons. We stayed overnight in Redmond since that's where we flew into Oregon so we got to spend a couple days at Smith Rock. We been to Mt St Helens & Columbia River Vally when we visited Oregon back in 2001. Oregon is a special place and when we heard the convention would be held there we knew we had to make it somehow. Bummer the convention didn't coincide with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Wish we could attend the Maine Convention but I don't think I'll be able to get the time off.

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:26 am
by sm0421
good climb to Boundary Peak today, brought too many clothes only needed a base layer and a light jacket. No microspikes/axe needed. 3L water is enought. Met two highpointers from Reno, NV and we hiked back together.

There is a clear trail so just follow it into the bowl and climb to your right and you'll be fine, I used an old map and went off trail, the hardest part is to gain the ridge, very steep, seems forever! But after that it's just 1.5hr to the top and you can see it. I'd recommend an SUV to drive to the trailhead, there are 3 tricky spots for sedan (but the other two guys took an older Subaru Outback and made it no problem).

The 'scree' was ok, not too bad compared to Granite, the difficulty is probably behind a very windy Mt. Elbert. Total time is 7.5hr with about 1hr probably wasted.

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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:52 pm
by Jow
Congrats looks like u had good weather. Were u attempting Whitney as well? Also did u get stranded out west due to hurricane? I'm stranded inside apartment for a few days pretty much cleaning house, reading trip reports, and dreaming of next highpoint missions

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:16 pm
by sm0421
Hey Joe! Yes my original Sunday flight got delayed, I called a bunch of times and finally got my way from San Diego to Atlanta on Tuesday morning, and caught the first 1pm flight into PHL from ATL.

Both ATL and PHL are pretty much empty... When I got home we have no power at home/work, so I'm in a 40-mile away starbucks today trying to do some work.

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:11 pm
by Jow
Crap i was just there this spring. I debated heading to cerro de punta but decided to hike el yunque in the rainforest instead but didn't summit just hiked around some trails, and hit tourist spots. They don't ever consider highpointers when they vote on these things

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:42 pm
by sm0421
I did El Yunque a few years ago, nice place.

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:48 pm
by Jow
Lets be honest 51 states doesn't have same ring as 50. So if we add PR we'll have to eliminate one. I propose combining the Dakotas, Harney Peak would be the highpoint and white butte would be eliminated from the list. Any better suggestions?

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:43 pm
by jdzaharia
Hey now!


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White Butte isn't much of a mountain, but it is certainly more interesting than several other State HPs.

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:56 pm
by Jow
jdzaharia wrote:Hey now!


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White Butte isn't much of a mountain, but it is certainly more interesting than several other State HPs.



Ok but you didn't offer a better suggestion. The states combined must touch, make sense from a country standpoint (use whatever logic you like), and a highpoint eliminated (also for whatever reason you like)

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:05 pm
by jdzaharia
I'd say combine Connecticut and Massachusetts. Connecticut's HP is a liner with no prominence.

Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:14 pm
by Jow
Fair point, but unfortunately half of CT roots for the Yankees and Massachusetts won't stand for that. We could divvy up the state between NY and MA, or give some to RI they could use the land.