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Change to MA 17 Konvention Host Hotel

Highpointers planning to attend the 2017 Konvention in Massachusetts may want to adjust their lodging plans as the Howard Johnson Williamstown has replaced the Holiday Inn Berkshires in North Adams as the host hotel for the Konvention. The Howard Johnson … Continue reading

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Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower Delayed until 2017

Highpointers wanting to get a new view from the highest point of South Carolina will have to wait just a bit longer as reports out of the Palmetto State indicate that construction on a 15-foot observation tower on Sassafras Mountain … Continue reading

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State Highpoints May Offer Amazing View of 2017 Total Eclipse

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States, and given the projected path of totality, highpointers may be able to head to the top of  a few different states … Continue reading

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Lost on a Mountain in Maine Author Dies

Donn Fendler, who spent nine days lost on, but mostly around, Mt. Katahdin as a 12 year old, died Monday at the age of 90. His story of being lost was later turned into a book, Lost on a Mountain in … Continue reading

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Bear Attacks: Is the Risk Being Overhyped?

Recently, Todd Orr’s Facebook video went viral as he checked in following two bear attacks.  With that in the news, the topic of bear attacks has come up in a variety of forums. Vox recently released an article about deadly … Continue reading

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Report: Alabama’s Cheaha State Park Expected to Have Operated at a Profit for Fiscal Year

Not that long ago, Alabama state parks felt the threats of budget cuts and closures, and for highpointers, that led to concerns about potential access to the highpoint of the state, Cheaha Mountain, which is located in Cheaha State Park. … Continue reading

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Gearjunkie.com article on highpointing

Gearjunkie has a spectacuarly well written on article on highpointing “Highpointing: Climb To The Top Of 50 States” which really captures the spirit of the hobby. Here’s an excerpt. High on Denali, John Mitchler took out a pencil to write … Continue reading

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News Coverage of Highpointers Convention in Montana

The Carbon County News in Red Lodge, Montana, has a nice article on the Highpointers convention. Convention organizer John Mitchler was quoted in the article: The toughest climb for Mitchler is Granite Peak. “It’s nasty. It’s hands on rock climbing. … Continue reading

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Lucy Westlake at 12 Claims to Be Youngest to Summit the Lower 48

Congratulations Lucy Westlake of Naperville, Illinois, who was 12 years, 8 months and 18 days old when she claimed to be the youngest girl to complete all 48 states. The article notes that the family does not have a television … Continue reading

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Headlines for your Thursday

We’re on the backside of the week and headed for the weekend.  If you are still trying to settle into the office or get your day started, here are four good reads for your morning. Ever cycled to the top … Continue reading

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