Highpointers Foundation Projects: Britton Hill, Florida Kiosk

Britton Hill - display and 2 boxes
The new Britton Hill, Florida kiosk which was funded in part the Highpointers Foundation is now up.

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Kimball, Nebraska, High Point/High Plains Welcome Center Opens

High Point Welcome Center, Kimball Nebraska
The High Point Welcome Center sign has been put up in Kimball, Nebraska.
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Highpointers Foundation Auction: “Everest – The West Ridge by Thomas Hornbein” Signed by Tom Hornbein and Jon Krakauer


The Highpointers Foundation is having a silent auction to sell the book “Everest – The West Ridge by Thomas Hornbein” Signed by Tom Hornbein and Jon Krakauer. The auction ends 4 p.m. MST, February 14, 2014.
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Issue #102 of “Apex to Zenith” Third Quarter 2013

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Apex to Zenith, issue 102, Third Quarter 2013 is out.
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Hoosier Hill Bench Vandalized

DSC_1290 Bench at Hoosier Hill
We’re getting the report from Stony Burk that a bench at Hoosier Hill that had been added as a Scout Eagle Scout project has been vandalized.

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Hawkeye Point: Request to Visit in Daylight and Note About New Campground Fees

Hawkeye Point Marker
David Covill got this note from Osceola County Economic Development Executive Director Kirk Grau requesting that visits to the highpoint be done in daylight hours since the house is rented and also noting that the new campground by the highpoint has opened and there is a fee for staying there.
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New Highpointers Foundation Henry’s Fork Sign at Kings Peak

Henry Fork Kings Peak Sign
Karin Harmon, executive director of “Friends of Kings Peak,” who received a 2013 Paul Zumwalt Award for work on the summit in Utah sent the following note thanking the club for the award as well as Highpoint Liaison Stony Burk for the trail junction sign at Henry’s Fork.
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Club’s Summit Register Initiative

Granite Peak Summit Register
Ever wonder what happens to those registers you sign on summits?

Thanks to an initiative mostly from highpoint liaison chairman Stony Burk the Club has begun saving historic registers. He just turned over the reigsters from Granite and Borah Peaks for safekeeping.

Stony reports:

I think Granite needs a new canister since a summit creature has eaten into a corner and found the register to be pretty tasty.

The Club (thanks mostly to Stony’s efforts) keeps historic registers for Rhode Island, Connecticut, Indiana, Wisconsin, Idaho, Montana, Mississippi and Michigan.
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Merc Reopens


Bomber and Nena Brown are back from their summer vacation and the Merc has reopened.

Bomber writes:
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Lake County News-Sun Article on 50 Completer Tim Townsend

The Lake County News-Sun has an article on 50-completer Tim Townsend.

Always quotable Tim was at the Maine convention in Millenocket and his blogs of his adventures have been around for more than 15 years. We last posted here on his proposed Highpointers Secret Handshake.
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