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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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Panorama Point Now Open

UPDATE Panorama Point is open!  As we go through the rest of winter and the early parts of spring, one can anticipate that there will be other temporary closures to Nebraska’s highpoint.   We’ll keep you updated.     Panorama … Continue reading

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“Record” Snowfall on Mt. Mitchell Revised

In January of 2016, Mt. Mitchell received a reported 41 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period from 7am January 22nd to the same time on January 23rd.  However, that report was ruled incorrect by a state weather committee, … Continue reading

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Airmen Use Highpointing as Training Exercise

While many people take up highpointing as a hobby to enjoy the great outdoors and to travel to new places, Chief Master Sgt. Dean Werner highpoints as a way reinforce the four pillars of comprehensive airmen fitness: mental, physical, social … Continue reading

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Massachusetts 2017 Convention Schedule Announced

The 2017 Massachusetts Convention schedule has been announced, and it features three days of events for highpointers who will be in attendance.

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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 ┬áThe Prairie State, access … Continue reading

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