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Jakk Longacre “Last 50 Steps” Tour of Highpoints

Highpointer Club Founder Jakk Longacre recorded the “Last 50 Steps” probably in the late 1990s in which he told his experiences of climbing each of the 50 states. Members could get the VHS tape. Many thanks to Paul Light, who … Continue reading

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History: June 1991 Backpacker Magazine Article on Highpointers Club

Thanks to Google Books here’s a copy of the June 1991 issue of Backpacker Magazine on the Club (317 members and dues of $5 and 16 50-state completers, featuring an interview with Bob Anderson.) Club President Jack Longacre can be … Continue reading

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History of the Club on Suite 101

Steve Urbanski has written a history of the Club on Suite 101.

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Highpointers Club Motto “Keep Klimbin'”

The Club motto is “Keep Klimbin’” It was how Club Founder Jakk Longacre (he liked those k’s) signed all his correspondence.

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History of the Logo

By Ken Jones In the early days of the Highpointers, I contacted Jack Longacre about whether there was a club logo and awards. He said no.  I spent some time that summer designing a logo, which combines a blue sky … Continue reading

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