I'd be happy to help. I am busy finishing the Shenandoah Mountains, but I have hiked 30 highpoints, and maintain 12 highpoint pages if you need guidance on this.
Hi- Sure , I'd like help. I have the western block high points (including Alaska / no Hawaii) and Puma has some of the eastern high points. What level of involvement would you like (I'm open to anything)? I gave you Admin access so you can add or change the format of what's there- feel free to do what you like. I feel this list should be a joint venture by those who've done a good amount of the high points and/ or have pages on them.
Alright, my week is really busy - like REALLY busy. But I can work on the Southern highpoints on Friday evening and Saturday. I mean, I got an article published in Apex to Zenith on the highpoints of the South, so I can probably just use that. So, why don't I write something up and e-mail you guys. Sound good? Why don't you e-mail me instead of doing summitpost messages, because new messages don't show up in this format.
Just wanted to say that I'm sure you guys will do a terrific job. I like all your pages on the High Points, and find them useful. This year I hope to do a lot more myself, and if you need any photos or stuff from me, I'd be happy to contribute.
A really nice, well done job on this page.
I made a minor language correction to the text under Mount Hood, and added the rest of the links to the Western States. Looks AWESOME. I suggest we each take one last look to see if there are any mistakes, and then we share this page with the Highpointers Club!
Great job. It's nice to see the collaboration and the great page that has resulted from it.
of collaboration! Beautiful page!
This was the response of the Newsletter people at the Highpointers Club. They responded 5 minutes after I sent them the e-mail:
I will certainly spend time reviewing this new site about highpoints, and I'll provide some coverage in the upcomin nl. Thanks to the three for spending time with this!
- John M.
Thanks for the kind words Dean!
This really demonstrates the strength of the capability of letting multiple users maintain one page--between the three of you this page is absolutely wonderful. Well done, all of you!
Thanks for looking and the kind words!
This will undoubtedly become the definitive source for info because it's so great so I'm going to be nitpicky.
I was getting ready to switch http://highpointers.org primary links to this list which is much better updated because of its collaborative nature than any other site out there. However, I notice an anomaly in that Bear Mountain is also recognized as a highpoint (and why the list shows 51 entries -- I was expeting #51 to be DC).
We've been down this debate before. Bear Mountain should come off the list. The slippery slope of highpoints on features with higher elevations in other states would also include Black Mesa where the highpoint of the mesa itself is actually in New Mexico and Backbone Mountain where the highpoint of the feature is actually in West Virginia and of course Boundary Peak where the summit of the massive is actually in California
The Highpointers Club couldn't care less if you climb Bear Mountain -- even it's probably a nicer hike than Frissell. I've even sent 50 completers back to Frissell because they didn't go the 100 yards or so beyond the summit in Massachusetts to the actual Nutmeg highpoint on the slope (which one completer dubbed "Roger's Peg").
This game is no fun unless you can nitpick especially when the site is so spectacular!
I see that Mount Lam Lam on Guam is also listed. U.S. territories should probably be kept as a separate list from the state highpoints. A correct state highpoint list should only contain 50 listings.
Here's the official list of territories:
District of Columbia
U.S. Minor Islands
The territory list comes from the USGS:
Again I'm only being nitpicky because the summitpost material is so good and this no doubt will become the official source for all this info.
I don't have the authority to remove those pages from the list. I agree with you, and I would rather they weren't on the list, and we will alert Josh about that. Thanks for your interest in the page. We will get on it.
Roger, there are now only the 50 highpoints.
Thanks for putting together all this great information about a topic near and dear to our hearts.
Charlie & Diane Winger
I am so glad that Charlie & Diane approve of our page! They wrote the book on highpointing - LITERALLY! Thanks a lot, and please visit the individual pages and give us your input.
This has got to be one of the most informative and best put together pages I've seen so far. You did a most excellent job on it.
Thanks for looking and the nice words! It was a great collaborative effort and enjoyable to write up.