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Issue #117 of “Apex to Zenith” Second Quarter 2017

Topic Page 50 Completers• Tom Renaud• Alison Schenk 2, 5 50 and 48 4 Article – Eclipse! 15 Article – Into Thick Air 36 Article – Origin of State Highpoint Names 27 – 31 Ask a Guide 12 Awards 12 … Continue reading

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A 51st Highpoint? Puerto Ricans Vote in Statehood Referendum

  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

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Opportunity to Learn about Geocaching at the 2017 Massachusetts Convention

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

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Highpoints by Volume

While looking for various mountain metrics I found the ORS (Spire) Measure as well as Tim Worth’s Steepness Measure which is a simplified version of ORS. I decided to try an intermediate measure – measuring the volume of the peak … Continue reading

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Climbing season begins at Denali National Park

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

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Highpoints by Prominence, Isolation and Dominance

This map is based upon Prominence and Isolation data from Peakbagger and Eberhard Jurgalski’s work on Dominance. The icons are color-coded by their Altitude Class (Dominance). Each summit is linked to its Prominence Key-Col (horse icon) by a purple line … Continue reading

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Highpoints by various Difficulty measures

This map is based upon the work of Dr. Thomas Martin and his classification of the 50 State summits. The icons are color-coded by their Martin Classification and have three arms representing the Gain and round-trip Distance. These two scatter … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp takes a look at Highpointing and Britton Hill

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.

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Issue #116 of “Apex to Zenith” First Quarter 2017

Topic Page 48 Finishers• Donny Roush 2, 6 50 and 48 5 Article – Ask a Guide – Can I Climb Gannett Peak? 12 Article – Highpointing with Kids 14 Article – Into Thick Air 19 Article – When HPs … Continue reading

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2016 Brought a Spike in Visitors to Mt. Mitchell State Park

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

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