We are happy to see the Easley Patch reporting on Sid Collins receiving the Frank Ashley Award for his work on Sassafras Mountain. The award was presented at an Easley Kiwannis Club by Chamber of Commerce President Kent Dykes.
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The Oklahoman has an interview with Oklahoma City attorney, and Highpointer Larry Floyd, a photographer and writer from Yukon about their book on hiking Oklahoma trails.
Kristen Kelliher from Hanover, NH, is the youngest female to complete 48 states (17 years, 4 months, and 13 days). She completed on Mount Mansfield on September 11, 2011. The previous record was Danielle Birrer, was 18 years, 4 days old, in 2000. The photo above is on Boundary Peak in 2006. Be sure to check out her gallery which has summit shots from 48 states.
[/caption]Highpointer Doug Urban talks about the club and his dairy herd “Legendairy Holsteins” in article entitled “Urban has a passion for highpointing and dairy” in Agri-View.
Stony Burk, the highpoint liaison, takes his job seriously literally repeatedly driving to highpoints in his Jeep Cherokee “Cynthia Rose.” He puts up mileage that car companies can only dream of. Here’s 345,345.
Highpointer and 50-state completer Aron Ralston has received tons of publicity over the years including being portayed in the Academy Award nominated “127 Hours.” The Simpson’s Halloween show will parody him (with Aron voicing the character!). Its site says, “Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest voicing as himself) to save himself.”
Our Club President Tim Webb was interviewed (about two minutes into the above video) in connection with a search for a missing hiker in Alabama. His comments are about 1:35 into the clip.
The Bellefontaine Examiner of July 15, 2011 under the headline “Hitting the high point” featured a photo of Cassandra Hayes registering on the Campbell Hill summit marker itself. Nikki Hemphill is at the desk and Jean Trousdale is on the right.
Other Bellefontaine coverage included:
*National Highpointers Club to climb Ohio’s highest point
*GOBA, Highpointers expected to boost local tourism in 2011
The June 25, 2011 Austin Statesman had a profile of Gene Stouder who started highpointing at age 50. The article by Pam LeBlanc is headlined “Stroke can’t keep Gene Stouder from climbing to high point of 49 states.” Gene has done 49 states.