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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Huffington Post Interview with Maine 2013 Host Mick Dunn

Mick and Ruth Ann Highpointers Social New England Outdoor Lodge- Millenocket Maine - July 20, 2013
Mick and Ruth Anne at the Friday social during the Maine 2013 convention.

The Huffington Post has a nifty interview with Maine 2013 host Mick Dunn.
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Highpointers Foundation: Goal to have projects on 25 of 50 states by end of 2013

Highpointers Foundation Meeting in Maine
The Highpointers Foundation met during the convention on July 20, 2013 in Maine.
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Apex Challenge 2 Seeks to Place Highpointers on Every Summit on June 29, 2019


Bruce Marshall presentation at the 2013 Maine convention talking about the challenge.

The Apex 2 Challenge is seeking to place highpointers on top of every summit on June 29, 2019. Bruce Marshall led the effort on Apex 1 which occurred on June 29, 1994. He has a book for free download as well as details of the upcoming event on apexchallenge.com
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Iowa Selected for 2015 Convention


Hawkeye Point in Iowa will host the 2015 convention. Hawkeye was nominated by Jim Sutton who hosted the 2007 convention at Timms Hill, Wisconsin. Jim’s presentation included some nifty hawkeye black and gold t-shirts.

Convention chairman Nikki Hemphill organized a very funny counterpoint getting her entire crew to raise papers urging South Dakota at the conclusion of Jim’s speech. Otherwise there was no opposition.
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