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Old 04-30-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Ive been to Georgia's (Brasstown Bald I think it was), Arizona's (Humphrey's Peak), Illinois (Charles Mound), Oklahoma's (Black Mesa), and I believe thats it unless Im forgetting something.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Great, great topic. There is an outstanding book about this, called "To the Top", which I've read at least three times. MySA.com: Travel & City Guide (http://www.mysanantonio.com/salife/travel/stories/MYSA011804.travel.peaks.212b96a.html - broken link)

There is a club called the highpointers club, Joe Glickman, the author, is one of those members. I would like to join him one day. So far, there are only about 200 people who have climbed all 50 state summits.

As for me, I've been to 4: High Point NJ, Mount Washington NH, Guadalupe Peak, TX, and Ebright Azimuth, DE. The latter of which I was driving from a restaurant in nearby Wilmington, to a friend in PA, and drove by this road by mistake, and "saw" the high point of Delaware, which is kind of a joke. Here is a link to Ebright Azimuth:

ebright azimuth, delaware - Google Maps

Pennsylvania is less than 500 yards away.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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you haven't been to High Point?
I've been on the Kittatinny range, but never into High Point State Park, and I've never seen the "peak" of High Point. Does the tacky, overlarge obelisk contribute to HP's elevation??
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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I have been to the highest point in Georgia (Brasstown Bald), Oregon (Mt.Hood), and Washington (Mt.Ranier)
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I have actually toyed with the idea recently of making it a life goal to visit every state's high point. So far, I can include five states where I have stood at the highest point: Georgia (Brasstown Bald), Alabama (Cheaha Mountain), Tennessee (Clingman's Dome), New Hampshire (Mt. Washington), and Texas (Guadalupe Peak). I've also gotten pretty high up Mt. Ranier (Camp Muir), but didn't have the technical skills or equipment at that time to make the summit, which is over 14000 feet high, so I don't count that yet. The problem with trying to do all 50 is that while I can get excited about places like Mt. Hood (Oregon) and Mt. Whitney (California), it is hard to get excited (and spend time and many to travel there) for the state high points in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, all of which are under 1000 feet.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The problem with trying to do all 50 is that while I can get excited about places like Mt. Hood (Oregon) and Mt. Whitney (California), it is hard to get excited (and spend time and many to travel there) for the state high points in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, all of which are under 1000 feet.
Think of it as an opportunity to see the country. I do the same with beer tourism... sometimes when I veer out of my way to try out a brewery or brewpub I haven't tried before, it's just as much or more to see "what's there" in the area as to try out the beer. For instance... next planned stop: Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland. Half the point is to make a pilgrimage to the brewery. The other half is to go see what Cleveland is all about.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: NJtoPhilaTo?
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I've been on the Kittatinny range, but never into High Point State Park, and I've never seen the "peak" of High Point. Does the tacky, overlarge obelisk contribute to HP's elevation??
Does it maybe contribute to the Jersey 'curse' too?
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I've only been to the highest point in one state, Alaska. It also happens to be the highest point on the continent at 20,320 feet.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:07 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Isn't Rhode Island's high point a city dump?
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Isn't Rhode Island's high point a city dump?
No. But it IS on private property.

Jerimoth Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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