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US State Highpoint Album

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US State Highpoints Album

I completed the 50 state highpoints on March 5, 2012. Approximately 230 people have done this to date. This album contains a photo from each of the highpoints.

Highpointing has taken me to quite a few places that I otherwise would never have visited. Many of the Western state highpoints are very challenging whereas, with few exceptions, the Midwestern and Eastern states are either short hikes or even drive-ups. Regardless of the difficulty level, I had many fun adventures and a great time visiting each of them.

Hope you enjoy the photos...!

Fun Facts:
  • First highpoint climbed: Mt Rainier - September 10, 2001

  • Last highpoint climbed: Mauna Kea - March 5, 2012

  • Favorite highpoint: Denali - June 1, 2008

  • Most highpoints climbed in a single trip: 6 - the "Southern 6-Pack" (GA/KY/NC/SC/TN/VA)

  • Number of states done solo: 12 (VT/MA/CT/RI/NJ/DE/GA/KY/NC/SC/TN/VA)

  • Failed first attempt: Mt Elbert (lost my window of opportunity due to a late flight arrival and 60MPH winds on the mountain). Gannett Peak (via Titcomb Basin w/ 2ft new snow and no snowshoes).

  • Most memorable moment: I had the summit of Boundary Peak (NV) to myself on a bluebird day. Two fighter jets flew directly over the peak just a couple thousand feet above me. As they approached, I faced them and threw my arms in the air. One of the pilots dipped his wing 90 degrees as they flew overhead, leaving no doubt that he saw me.

  • Number of climbing partners: 25

  • Favorite highpoint partner: My wife, Sarah, who hiked to the top of 10 states with me!

Highpoint Photos (by elevation)

.....
Denali (20,320')
Alaska
June 1, 2008
Mt Whitney (14,497')
California
May 9, 2004
Mt Elbert (14,440')
Colorado
March 21, 2004
Mt Rainier (14,411')
Washington
September 10, 2001
Gannett Peak (13,804')
Wyoming
July 26, 2006
.....
Mauna Kea (13,796')
Hawaii
March 5, 2012
King's Peak (13,528')
Utah
July 11, 2010
Wheeler Peak (13,161')
New Mexico
September 10, 2011
Boundary Peak (13,140')
Nevada
August 16, 2007
Granite Peak (12,799')
Montana
August 5, 2009
.....
Borah Peak (12,662')
Idaho
July 14, 2010
Humphreys Peak (12,633')
Arizona
November 5, 2005
Mt Hood (11,239')
Oregon
April 9, 2005
Guadalupe Peak (8,749')
Texas
December 27, 2006
Harney Peak (7,242')
South Dakota
July 31, 2009
.....
Mt Mitchell (6,684')
North Carolina
May 14, 2011
Clingmans Dome (6,643')
Tennessee
May 13, 2011
Mt Washington (6,288')
New Hampshire
January 25, 2003
Mt Rogers (5,729')
Virginia
May 15, 2011
Panorama Point (5,429')
Nebraska
July 22, 2006
.....
Mt Marcy (5,344')
New York
October 11, 2008
Katahdin (5,267')
Maine
September 27, 2003
Black Mesa (4,975')
Oklahoma
September 28, 2008
Spruce Knob (4,861')
West Virginia
October 24, 2009
Brasstown Bald (4,786')
Georgia
May 13, 2011
.....
Mt Mansfield (4,393')
Vermont
January 28, 2005
Black Mountain (4,139')
Kentucky
May 14, 2011
Mt Sunflower (4,039')
Kansas
September 27, 2008
Sassafras Mountain (3,560')
South Carolina
May 13, 2011
White Butte (3,507')
North Dakota
August 7, 2009
.....
Mt Greylock (3,491')
Massachussets
June 19, 2005
Backbone Mountain (3,360')
Maryland
October 23, 2009
Mt Davis (3,213')
Pennsylvania
October 23, 2009
Mt Magazine (2,753')
Arkansas
October 26, 2010
Cheaha Mountain (2,407')
Alabama
October 16, 2011
.....
Mt Frissell (2,380')
Connecticut
June 19, 2005
Eagle Mountain (2,301')
Minnesota
February 14, 2010
Mt Arvon (1,979')
Michigan
July 23, 2005
Timms Hill (1,951')
Wisconsin
July 24, 2005
High Point (1,803')
New Jersey
December 9, 2006
.....
Taum Sauk (1,772')
Missouri
October 13, 2007
Hawkeye Point (1,670')
Iowa
July 24, 2009
Campbell Hill (1,550')
Ohio
July 14, 2007
Hoosier Hill (1,257')
Indiana
July 15, 2007
Charles Mound (1,235')
Illinois
August 7, 2004
.....
Jerimoth Hill (812')
Rhode Island
September 13, 2008
Woodall Mountain (807')
Mississippi
October 15, 2011
Driskill Mountain (534')
Louisiana
October 27, 2010
Ebright Azimuth (448')
Delaware
April 11, 2006
Britton Hill (345')
Florida
October 15, 2011

Links

Highpointers.org

AmericasRoof.com

List of the 50-state completers

Daily Herald story

Images