[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000]
First was Denali in April of ’88 (training for Everest). Did not know of the high points at that time. Later next year someone asked me about the HP’s. I bought a couple of books and began the next year with OK & KS. Was in no hurry to complete the points – – – I drove to every high point or trailhead except Alaska, Hawaii, & Oregon using mostly back roads. My intent was to see the country from a different point. It took two tries on Washington and Montana but all others the first time. I love the freedom of the hills.