The Sioux City Journal has an article in its March 14, 2016, talking about the Highpointers Convention in 2015 at Hawkeye Point. The article begins, “For the first time in years, a national convention came to Osceola County…”
Sioux City Journal article on 2015 Iowa Convention
Club Shout Out on Welcometoamerica.us
News Coverage of Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point
The of the 2015 Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point is being held this weekend (July 23-25) and it is getting a lot of coverage in the local media.
Club Mentioned in Article on Sassafras Mountain
Thanks Heyward Douglass, executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference, for the shoot out of the Highpointers Club in a wonderful article about the new viewing platform on Sassafras Mountain that appeared in the Citizen-Times on February 9, 2015, in article by Karen Chavez headlined, “Highest Point in SC to get view on NC Border.” The shootout included:
Heyward said the iconic status of Sassafras as the highest point in South Carolina has been known for decades, but it has been a place hard to reach, especially for those in the Highpointers Club, a national group of hikers that attempts to reach the highest point in each of the 50 states…Douglass said the new platform will serve many functions — a notch in the belt for the Highpointers, a starting, ending or resting point for those traversing the Foothills Trail, another destination of note for South Carolina’s tourism office (maybe even in time for fall foliage season), and another place to stop and wonder at the region’s natural beauty.
DNAInfo Chicago Profile of Jean Wubbels and the Club
DNAInfo Chicago has a nice profile of Jean and Wyane Wubbels and the Club in its May 10, 2013 issue headlined, “Former Chicagoans Live Near Illinois’ Highest Point.” Jean has this wonderful quote: “”I still believe that if you stand on the corner of any street in Chicago, you can ask people about Charles Mound, and they would say it’s some sort of candy bar.”
Daily Corinthian Article on Highpointers Convention
The Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Mississippi has a wonderful article on the 2010 convention. The article was published October 15, 2010 and headlined “Climbing Woodall: Highpointers ascend state’s highest peak” by Jebb Johnston. The article notes “Most of the people in the Highpointers Club are list-makers,” said club President Jim Sutton of California, who joined the “over-the-hill gang,” as Woodall was his 40th peak.
Highpointers Club in Providence Journal Article
Peter Mandel on the Providence Journal mentions corresponding with the Highpointers Club and the accompanying photo shows the Club signs on Jerimoth Hill in an article on October 17, 2010 headlined “How my assault on Jerimouth Hill came up short.”
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 contacted in Mountain Home, Arkansas.