Author Archives: Justin Sutton

A 52 Completer Could be in the Future Thanks to California Ballot Measure to Split State into Three

Mt. San Antonio (10,068 ft) may have the opportunity to replace Mt. Whitney as the highpoint of California after enough signatures were submitted to allow Californians to vote on a ballot measure to split the Golden State into three. The … Continue reading

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Comparing Highpoints to Tallest Buildings in a State

Most highpointers have a general idea of which states boast highpoints with higher elevations than other states, but what about tallest buildings?  Seems like a list someone could get behind trying to complete.  Business Insider posted a story about the … Continue reading

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Joyce Parsell Passes Away

The Highpointers Club is saddened by the death of Joyce Parsell.  Joyce had conquered 37 state highpoints and 40 state low points.  Joyce’s husband, Jack, wrote the first definitive guide for tripointing, and Joyce was his partner in these adventures, … Continue reading

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State Highpoints May Offer Amazing View of 2017 Total Eclipse

[Ed: Club members may want to read the updated article (with times) “Two Minute Highpoint Party or ‘Highpointing In the Dark’” in Issue #117 – Second Quarter 2017 of the newsletter (in your mailboxes now)]. For the first time in … Continue reading

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A 51st Highpoint? Puerto Ricans Vote in Statehood Referendum

  Highpointers may have to find a way to reach a 51st highpoint as Puerto Ricans headed to the polls Sunday to vote on a statehood referendum. Voters were presented with the option to vote for independence/free association, keeping the … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Learn about Geocaching at the 2017 Massachusetts Convention

While chasing down the 50 highpoints, several highpointers dive into other adventures such as tripointing and lowpointing.  At the 2017 Highpointers Massachusetts Convention, highpointers will get the chance to learn about another hobby–geocaching. For the uninitiated, geocaching is a real-world, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp takes a look at Highpointing and Britton Hill

The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp took a look at the quest of various highpointers and the role Florida’s Britton Hill plays in the adventure.   It’s no Denali, but in the run for 50, each highpoint counts the same.

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2016 Brought a Spike in Visitors to Mt. Mitchell State Park

Though it is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell is one of the more accessible highpoints.  A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway takes one to Mt. Mitchell State Park.  From there, one can drive to … Continue reading

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Panorama Point Now Open

UPDATE Panorama Point is open!  As we go through the rest of winter and the early parts of spring, one can anticipate that there will be other temporary closures to Nebraska’s highpoint.   We’ll keep you updated.     Panorama … Continue reading

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“Record” Snowfall on Mt. Mitchell Revised

In January of 2016, Mt. Mitchell received a reported 41 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period from 7am January 22nd to the same time on January 23rd.  However, that report was ruled incorrect by a state weather committee, … Continue reading

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