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2018 Highpointers Convention June 28-30 at Magazine Mountain

The 32nd Highpointers Club Convention will be held at “The Lodge at Mount Magazine” in Mount Magazine State Park which is on top of the state highpoint Magazine Mountain. The action happens from June 28 to June 30, 2018. How … Continue reading

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Issue #118 of “Apex to Zenith” Third Quarter 2017

Topic Page 48 Finishers• Judy and Billy McDonough 9 – 10, 35 50 Completers• Kevin Baker• Bob and Sharon Dawson• Pete Deshler• Bruce Freedman• Derek Rutledge 2, 7 – 9 50 and 48 4 – 6 Article – Eclipse! 24 … Continue reading

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Joyce Parsell Passes Away

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

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State Highpoints May Offer Amazing View of 2017 Total Eclipse

[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

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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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