What Midwest state should host the 2011 Highpointers Convention?

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OHIO WILL BE THE SITE OF THE 2011 CONVENTION

Below is the straw poll we conducted online.

The site of the 2011 Highpointers Convention will be selected on August 1 during the Highpointers Convention at Highpoint, New Jersey. The conventions rotate to different regions in the country. 2010 will be in Mississippi. 2011 will be in the Midwest.

Each year we conduct an informal, nonbinding poll on the convention. Here’s your chance to vote. But remember that in real time, if you nominate it you have to host it! Look at the poll:


What Midwest state should host the 2011 Highpointers Convention?
What Midwest state should host the 2011 Highpointers Convention?

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

North Dakota

Ohio

South Dakota

Wisconsin

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Don Holmes prepared the summary below of the venues:
Highpointers Club – Midwest Region

Illinois – Charles Mound
Location: NW Corner of IL, approximately 12 miles NE of Galena
Elevation: 1,235′ Elevation Gain: 75′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 0.4 miles Difficulty: Easy
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property. Designated Visit Days.
Previous Convention: 8.2.03 (John Mitchler)

Indiana – Hoosier High Point
Location: Central IN near E border, approximately 12 miles N of Richmond
Elevation: 1,257′ Elevation Gain: 20′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 0.1 miles Difficulty: Trivial
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property. Call For Permission.
Previous Convention: No

Iowa – Hawkeye Point
Location: NW Corner of IA, approximately 5 miles NNE of Sibley
Elevation: 1,670′ Elevation Gain: 10′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 0.1 miles Difficulty: Trivial
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: None.
Previous Convention: No

Kansas – Mount Sunflower
Location: Western KS, approximately 19 miles NW of Sharon Springs
Elevation: 4,039′ Elevation Gain: Drive-up
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): None Difficulty: Drive-up
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property.
Previous Convention: No

Michigan – Mount Arvon
Location: On MI Upper Peninsula, approximately 12 miles E of L’Anse
Elevation: 1,979′ Elevation Gain: 300′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 2.0 miles Difficulty: Easy
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: None
Previous Convention: 4.27.87 (Dennis Whitehead)

Minnesota – Eagle Mountain
Location: NE Corner of MN, approximately 17 miles NW of Grand Marais
Elevation: 2,301′ Elevation Gain: 600′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 7.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Special Equipment: None.
Access Considerations: Permit Required.
Previous Convention: 7.27.96 (Jan and Ray Nelson)

Missouri – Taum Sauk Mountain
Location: Central MO, approximately 6 miles SW of Ironton
Elevation: 1,772′ Elevation Gain: 30′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 0.4 miles Difficulty: Easy
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: None.
Previous Convention: 9.11.99 Jack Longacre

Nebraska – Panorama Point
Location: Far SW NB, approximately 26 miles SW of Kimball
Elevation: 5,424′ Elevation Gain: Drive-up
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): None Difficulty: Drive-up
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property. Fee.
Previous Convention: No

North Dakota – White Butte
Location: Southwest ND, approximately 7 miles s of Amidon
Elevation: 3,506′ Elevation Gain: 400′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 2.0 miles Difficulty: Easy
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property. Call For Permission. Fee.
Previous Convention: No

Ohio – Campbell Hill
Location: Western OH, approximately 2 miles ENE of Bellefontaine
Elevation: 1,549′ Elevation Gain: Drive-up
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): None Difficulty: Drive-up
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Private Property. Limited Hours.
Previous Convention: No

South Dakota – Harney Peak
Location: Southwest SD, approximately 8 miles NNE of Custer in the Black Hills
Elevation: 7,242′ Elevation Gain: 1,600′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 6.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Fee to Enter Custer State Park.
Previous Convention: 8.28.93 (George Vandersluis & Mary Maurer)

Wisconsin – Timms Hill
Location: Central IN near E border, approximately 12 miles N of Richmond
Elevation: 1,951′ Elevation Gain: 130′
Hiking Distance (Round Trip): 0.4 miles Difficulty: Easy
Special Equipment: None
Access Considerations: Limited Hours.
Previous Convention: 7.28.07 (Jim Sutton)


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