Author Archives: Justin Sutton

Searching for a Signal

For many, exploring the Great Outdoors means disconnecting from the busy nature of everyday life. Perhaps this is the reason why two new proposals to bring cell service to Mount Rainier National Park have created such a stir. While the park has … Continue reading

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South Dakota’s Black Elk Peak May See a Change of Elevation

For South Dakota’s highest peak, 2016 turned out to be a year of change. First, the highpoint saw its name change from Harney Peak, and now, a new survey claims the mountain stands more than ten feet shorter than originally … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Highpoint Offers New Year’s Eve Festivities

Finding the right New Year’s Eve activity can drive anyone crazy this time of year.  Do you want to sit at home and watch the College Football Playoff, head to a party, celebrate with a late dinner, or just call … Continue reading

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What Goes into a Name: Clingman’s Dome

Highpointers have the opportunity to encounter all sorts of interestingly named places in their quest to reach the highest point of every state. Some names, such as Hawkeye Point and Hoosier Hill, make it easy for folks to know the … Continue reading

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Charles Mound 2017 Access Dates Announced

Highpointers hoping to reach the top of Illinois will have five weekend opportunities in 2017 as the access dates for Charles Mound have been announced. For those looking for a winter accent to the top of  The Prairie State, access … Continue reading

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Change to MA-17 Convention Host Hotel

Highpointers planning to attend the 2017 Convention 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 Convention. 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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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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