Guide Books

Fifty State Summits by Paul Zumwalt

Illinois native Paul Zumwalt wrote one of the first guidebooks.

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Highpoint Adventures – The Pocket Guide by Diane and Charlie Winger

Diane and Charlie Winger’s highpoint guidebook published in 1999.

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Highpoint Adventures : The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints by Charlie and Diane Winger

The 2011 reprint and update of their popular 2002 book.

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From Alaska to Florida and Maine to California, discover America’s great outdoors through the fun and exciting adventure to highpointing — driving, hiking or climbing to the highest summit in each state.

HIGHPOINT ADVENTURES has selected for you the easiest route up each of the 50 state highpoints. Whether you’re a first-timer on a drive with all the kids to your state’s highest spot or you’re a veteran climber seeking the ultimate challenge of Alaska’s Mount McKinley — it’s all right here, packed with the information you need!

* Concise and accurate route descriptions

* Expert advice on planning your adventure

* Easy to understand ratings for beginner to expert

* Complete instructions for reaching trailheads

* Detailed maps to find your way

* Over 150 useful and informative photos

* Tips on fascinating nearby places of interest

* Trip logs to record your success

* And much more!

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Highpoints of the United States by Don Holmes

Don Holmes fleshed out Jakk Longacre’s plans for the Highpointers Club. His book was one of the first to be used by highpointers. It’s been updated in 2000.

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Hiking Colorado’s Summits – Dave Covill & John Drew Mitchler

If you are interested in climbing Colorado’s 64 county high points this 1st edition book (1999) contains lots of information – maps, trail-head access, climbing routes, weather concerns and more.

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