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“I recently red "On the Top" about two guys who summited all fifty state high points. I researched on the web and it is growing hobby. I was wondering if there were any high pointers on this site. What places have everyone been too. Anyone do all fifty?”
“That sounds like a great idea. I think I will set a goal to start peak bag every high point in all 50 states after college.”
“It sounds like fun, just remember, the highest peak in Wisconsin is 'Tim's Peak'--I think about 1,700ft.
The highest peak in Iowa, I don't remember it's name, is the sky jump build for the Winter games, out of garbage.
Hmmm, wonder what the highest peak in Florida is?”
“i've been to minnesota's and... I think florida's. and possibly some others that i don't recall”
“www.americasroof.com is good site to go to for info. Some of the ones in the great plains are pretty rough climbs.”
“Um, I think Iowa's is in a farm yard somewhere, or by a silo. In NW Iowa.
I've done Harney Peak in South Dakota... as have a lot of others. lol”
“I've done Mt. Mitchell, NC, Mt. Washington, NH and Clingmons< TN Dome.”
“Mount Marcy, NY, that is it.”
“I have the book the southern sixers. small book, but it includes all of the sixers here on this side.
there's also an url, i'll find it for you. it's in my bookmarks somewhere. brb”
Please let me know if you want company on any of those trips. I Can't find anyone that would like to go with me. Some of the peaks you have to bushwack to get to them, and I don't feel comforable doing it by myself.”
the southern 6ers
“i am up for a hike on any of the southern 6ers and I too am looking for a co-hiker. I am trying to find someone to hike Mt. LeConte in the Tenn Smokies next weekend. I'm prolly taking the Bulls Head trail to the top. Its the easiest one, least amount of ice from what I have read.
One of my all time favorate trails is the Black mountain crest trail. I still need to do Winterstar, Gibbs Mountain and Celo Mountain.”
“nashvillehiker....next weekend...meaning the coming up weekend?? Only weekend that is really booked so far is the sipsey trip weekend. everything else is somehow doable. my husband has one weekend where he got some sort of overnight duty. I can talk to the neighbors though. let me know so I can check into it.”
“I did Mt. Whitney.
Thought about doing all 50, but that includes places like McKinley, and that's more work (and training) than I want to put into it.”
“this coming weekend I am going to Mt.LeConte. I cannot wait. Yeeehaa.. Looks likes it going to snow everyday this week. This weekend is sunny so far.”
“is near the top of my list of Mountains to hike. I want to do Borah Peak in Idaho a whole lot too.”
“"I've done Harney Peak in South Dakota... as have a lot of others. lol"
What is Harney Peak Like? Is it a hard climb? Does it get above the Treeline? Is it a nice peak. I've been curious about that mountain.”
“has anyone been on Baxter Peak? Highest point in Maine and end of the line for the AT. That is one bad ass looking mountain.”
“Pack a picnic if you want to stroll up Mount Sunflower.”
“I have been to the highest "Peak" in Florida. It is near the town of Florala on the Florida/Alabama state line. Just south of Florala is a pull off to the highest peak just over 300 ft.! Not much to brag about, but I guess that is a lot for Florida.”
“the high point in Rhode Island is on private property and apparently the owner shoots at highpointers trying to bag it. Some people say its the most dangerous highpoint in the lower forty eight. Nowadays, the owner's son has worked out a deal with highpointers allowing them to summit on certain holidays over the year. None the less it is a boring peak of around 800 feet.”
“I've done Harney Peak in South Dakota also and the views on a clear day are the bomb and the views are great when you can see a thunderstorm in the makeing also.
“A friend of mine has done this for a while. I've only done a few:
VA - Mt Rogers
WVA - Spruce Knob
NC - Mt Mitchell
TN - Clingmans Dome
OK - Black Mesa
TX - Guadalupe Peak
Costa Rica - Cerro Chiripo
I'm kind of embarassed that I didn't get KY when I lived in Lex.”
“what is Spruce Mountain like? I heard it has a real aline feel on the summit. Are there any good steep climbs to the summit?
I thought about bagging Brasstown Bald (highpoint in GA) this past weekend but it was a tad too far away from where I was going.”
“Spruce Knob is nice but you can drive to the top if you want. I parked a car there and then took another to a trailhead on the west side of the Spruce Knob/Seneca Creek Backcountry and hiked to the summit. It's a good walk. Very nice along the ridge-top of Spruce Mountain. Alot of, well, spruce trees, but open balds, too.”
“has anyone done Mt Davis in PA? I would like to know more about that mountain.”
“Opie tells me that the highest point in Florida isn't the spot everyone has been told it is. It's actually on his families property nearby.
I'll let Opie back that up himself.”
“I have heard something to that effect too.”
“Opie is probably busy stacking rocks out back behind the barn.
See! It's the highest spot in the state! Screw hat other little molehill.
“people are trying to stack rocks on Mt. LeConte to make it higher than Clingmans Dome. It looks like they have about 40 feet to go.”
“Harney Peak is a simple dayhike on a trail. I've done it, Rainier and Hood. (and Clingman's Dome ashamed to say)”
“Clingmans Dome isn't so bad.”
“Does anyone have any desire to hit the low points of each state?”
“How about finding the exact mean point in each state, and go there? That'd be cool.”
“Go for it, Buck. Write a book about it when you're done. Make sure you have pictures of each low point.”
“on www.americasroof.com they have a side page called americasbasement and it has all the info on the low points.
I guess for alot of the states its pretty easy because its the ocean.”
“Granite Peak and Garnett Peak out west I have heard are the two hardest of the lower 48”
“Is Death valley or Sacramento the low spot in Cali-for-nia?”
“I think right now Sacramento is.”
“It's pretty low at the Neverland Ranch these days.”
“I think neverland ranch is in another dimmension.”
“Wheeler Peak, NM Highpoint
Red River, East Fork Trail route to Wheeler, Lost Lake trail back.
“those are some beautiful pictures Pathman. Wheeler peak is high atop my list of mountains to climb”
I know, but...
“BP Mag is gonna do a four part series on the 50 High Points.
plan to get NC, WV, FL and maybe MD this summer.”
“I got, TN, NC, NH (road train up, but climbing it in a few weeks), DE and I am sure there are others. Have to think about it.”
“"Does anyone have any desire to hit the low points of each state?"
I've done more of those, lol, FL, NC, SC, ummmm MS and AL I think.
“We'll knock out a few of these in July.
It'd be cool to plan some fall trips to grab a few more.
I know Gemini and mudswimmer are interested.
I'm gonna order that book and see how we can fit several into a weekend, a lot are in the Smokies or close by.”
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