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North Carolina Highpoint – Mount Mitchell

The North Carolina state highpoint, Mount Mitchell, is the highest point in the US that is East of the Mississippi River. Logistically it is simple to climb Mount Mitchell, as it boasts a convenient parking lot just 100′ from the … Continue reading

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Tennessee Highpoint – Clingmans Dome

My visit to Clingmans Dome¬†was part of a week-long road trip through Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky that featured a great deal of wonderful food and drink (bourbon). I hit Clingman’s Dome while driving from Nashville, TN, to Asheville, … Continue reading

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Oregon Highpoint – Mount Hood

Preparing for Adventure In March, 2015, I took an “Introduction to Mountaineering” class through Kaf Adventures. This was 8 hours of classroom time focused on learning the basics of glacier travel, avalanche danger, and route planning. That day jump-started what … Continue reading

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