The Jacksonsonville Florida Times-Union has a nice article on Highpointers Shaw and Patricia McVeigh entitled “For highpointers, reaching summit is the peak of joy” The article tells how they got interested.
As he tells it, he and Patricia were talking one night in 2006 and he remarked he needed more exercise. She agreed, but like most folks, recognizing their need for exercise didn’t result in actual exercise. The following year, he was in an outdoor shop and spied Paul L. Zumwalt’s book, “Fifty State Summits: Guide with Maps to State Highpoints. ”
That’s when it hit him that the best exercise could be one that had kept him fit more than 30 years earlier.