2018 Highpointers Convention June 28-30 at Magazine Mountain

The 32nd Highpointers Club Convention will be held at “The Lodge at Mount Magazine” in Mount Magazine State Park which is on top of the state highpoint Magazine Mountain. The action happens from June 28 to June 30, 2018.

How many Conventions have been held entirely on top of a highpoint? This is the one! All activities will be held on this highpoint and there should be enough lodging and camping for everyone (provided we double up our rooms). The Lodge itself is a 15 minute walk from Signal Hill, the true highpint.

Convention Schedule
Thu June 28
Registration from 10AM – 5PM in The Lodge
Icebreaker Social (not part of convention fee) 5PM, location TBD
Fri June 29
Registration & Merc from 9AM – 5PM in The Lodge
Hiking, Climbing, and Workshops, schedule TBD
Liar’s Club Social, 5PM in the Pavilion at the Visitors Center; beer and food trucks will be present so bring cash
Sat June 30
Registration & Merc from 9AM – 5PM in The Lodge
Pancake Breakfast, schedule TBD
Board Meeting, 10AM in banquet room at The Lodge
Wendy Comstock Watermelon Feast, 1PM, at the summit
Hiking, Climbing, and Workshops, schedule TBD
Annual Banquet, 5PM in The Lodge

Accommodations on top of Magazine Mountain will be limited. The Lodge has 60 rooms ($127-$143) and 13 cabins ($175-$319), so PLEASE share by doubling up and ordering a cot. Get Cozy. Make new friends.

Nikki Hemphill will coordinate room sharing, so you must contact her before you book a room. If you need a bed, let her suggest roommates for you.

Thank you Kathy Dalsaso for negotiating these amazing rates for us.

There is lodging down the hill in Clarksville (north, along I-40) and Russellville (east, along I-40). The 2-lane winding roads from these towns consume much of an hour to reach The Lodge. Kathy reserved two blocks of rooms in Clarksville: Quality Inn (479) 764-3000 ($65) and Holiday Inn Express (479) 705-7600 ($101). There is also a Hampton Inn and Best Western.

Mount Magazine State Park campground has 18 sites with hookups. Additional campgrounds of Blue Mountain Lake and Cove Lake are nearby. Consider this option; many Highpointers will be there.

The Lodge has a nice restaurant and thirty minutes to the north is Paris, AR, with local restaurants and fast food.

There is limited lodging at Mount Magazine State Park. Rooms and campsites are filling up quick. If you’d like a roommate, contact Nikki Hemphill at greyhost92@yahoo.com or leave her a message at (219) 545-2169. Please consider the motels in nearby Clarksville and Russellville.

When you submit your registration form and check, Guy will respond with an email confirming your registration along with a unique Identification Number assigned to you, along with your t-shirt sizes.

PLEASE bring this email to the convention and present it at the registration table. This will make the registration process move quicker and should eliminate confusion and complaints.

The banquet hall has a legal capacity of around 200. Once our registration reaches the maximum, we won’t be able to allow more inside, therefore, mail your registration to Guy Shaddoxx now! We anticipate this to be a sell out, and because of this limitation there will be NO WALK IN registration at this convention.

Registration Form
The registration form can be downloaded here (PDF).

For convention questions, contact Host Alan Ritter at jar@mtritter.org (314) 488-1139
For registration questions, contact Treasurer Guy Shaddoxx at guyshaddoxx@gmail.com
For lodging questions, contact Nikki Hemphill at greyghost92@yahoo.com

Details on distances, nearby sites, outdoor activities and more can be found in the Apex to Zenith Newsletter #118 Third Quarter 2017 – pages 18-20.

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3 Responses to 2018 Highpointers Convention June 28-30 at Magazine Mountain

  1. Doyle C Dikes says:

    The email address provided for Nikki Hemphill doesn’t work. At one spot it is: greyghost92@yahoo.com, at another it is grey.ghost92@yahoo.com. I got permanent errors on both.

  2. I’ve emailed through the Highpointers gmail address and got no response. I’m very interested in getting Issue 73 of Apex to Zenith in a protective frame for the Lodge and was given 6 copies to make this possible, years ago. I’m responsible for the cover picture, submitted a written article which was published inside, and of course was there for the dedication. At that time, I spoke with Park officials about doing this. I’m also a former Arkansas HP liaison. Could such a thing be done IN CONJUNCTION with this coming event? I’ll attempt to reach someone and ask further.
    The tricky part for me will be any ability to take time off for at least one of the days. Although now in Oklahoma, I’m under 100 miles to Black Mesa and know several Kenton residents. It would be a journey, but certainly one that would be memorable as this HP I’ve made more than the others. Back in 03′ during IL HP Konvention, I had only Magazine. Today, I have 20 and adding more as I can.

  3. Kathy Dalsaso says:

    The chairs for conventions and committees submit material which we do not alter, so if you spot an error please alert us. We fixed Nikki’s email address error.

    In an effort to standardize all email addresses for Club contacts, we created specific emails under “highpointers.org” which you can see in our Contacts page. We try to stay away from promoting personal emails, which change often.

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