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The Highpointers Club is saddened by the death of Joyce Parsell. Joyce had conquered 37 state highpoints and 40 state low points. Joyce’s husband, Jack, wrote the first definitive guide for tripointing, and Joyce was his partner in these adventures, … Continue reading
[Ed: Club members may want to read the updated article (with times) “Two Minute Highpoint Party or ‘Highpointing In the Dark’” in Issue #117 – Second Quarter 2017 of the newsletter (in your mailboxes now)]. For the first time in … Continue reading
Highpointers may have to find a way to reach a 51st highpoint as Puerto Ricans headed to the polls Sunday to vote on a statehood referendum. Voters were presented with the option to vote for independence/free association, keeping the … Continue reading
While chasing down the 50 highpoints, several highpointers dive into other adventures such as tripointing and lowpointing. At the 2017 Highpointers Massachusetts Convention, highpointers will get the chance to learn about another hobby–geocaching. For the uninitiated, geocaching is a real-world, … Continue reading
KTUU (Talkeetna, AK) is reporting that the climbing season for Denali National Park is starting. According to park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri “We’re expecting a pretty typical season in terms of the numbers of visitors numbers of climbers on the two … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp took a look at the quest of various highpointers and the role Florida’s Britton Hill plays in the adventure. It’s no Denali, but in the run for 50, each highpoint counts the same.
Though it is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell is one of the more accessible highpoints. A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway takes one to Mt. Mitchell State Park. From there, one can drive to … Continue reading