Thanks Heyward Douglass, executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference, for the shoot out of the Highpointers Club in a wonderful article about the new viewing platform on Sassafras Mountain that appeared in the Citizen-Times on February 9, 2015, in article by Karen Chavez headlined, “Highest Point in SC to get view on NC Border.” The shootout included:
Heyward said the iconic status of Sassafras as the highest point in South Carolina has been known for decades, but it has been a place hard to reach, especially for those in the Highpointers Club, a national group of hikers that attempts to reach the highest point in each of the 50 states…Douglass said the new platform will serve many functions — a notch in the belt for the Highpointers, a starting, ending or resting point for those traversing the Foothills Trail, another destination of note for South Carolina’s tourism office (maybe even in time for fall foliage season), and another place to stop and wonder at the region’s natural beauty.
The Woodall Mountain summit dedicated during the 2010 convention but which disappeared shortly afterwards has been recovered after being discovered hidden in a well and tied to a garden hose. Great job!
The text of the announcement:
PLAQUE RECOVERED – On January 22, 2015, a local teen out for a hike in an area near US 72 in Iuka discovered something a little strange, an old water hose with one end tied to a tree and the other end thrown over into an old abandoned well.
When he pulled the hose from the well, he discovered the original plaque that had been stolen from it’s mount at the top of Woodall Mountain. The plaque was installed by the Highpointers Club with funding from the Highpointers Foundation on October 9, 2010.
Our office was notified and the plaque has now been cleaned and returned to the Tishomingo County Development Foundation.
Anyone with information about the plaque’s disappearance or how it ended up where it was found is asked to contact our office at (662) 423-7000. For additional information, contact Investigator Adam Hall
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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee attended Wednesday, October 22, 2014, formal transfer of Jerimoth Hill from Brown University to the state who was represented by Dean David Targan. Highpointer Club liaison Stony Burk who has been active in facilitating this transfer since 1999 when it was surrounded by private property was on hand and gave a speech. state acquisition of Jerimoth Hill from Brown University.
Highpointer Michael Hylland has a very nice and slick page on Highpoint Geology!
Below are the General Membership Minutes on July 26, 2014. They were prepared by John Mitchler.
Below are the minutes of the Highpointers Board of Directors meeting on July 26, 2014 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The minutes were prepared by John Mitchler in the absence of Roger Rowlett.
Nena & Bomber Brown, Lizzie Brammer, Valerie Naylor, Jim Hawkins and the Jack Longacre Memorial team received Frank Ashley Awards at the 2014 Highpointers convention in Tennessee.
Kathy Dalsaso Mitchler and Alan Ritter received Vin Hoeman Awards at the Tennessee 2014 convention.
Tim Webb was received the Jakk Longacre Award, the highest award of the club, at the Tennessee 2014 convention. The nomination information is below:
Lorrie Krontz, Chris Quoyeser, AlphaGraphics Team, Shelby Arnold and Matthew Padilla receive Paul Zumwalt Awards at the Tennessee 2014 Highpointers Convention. Below are their nominations: