Category Archives: Highpointing

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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Delaware Highpoint – Ebright Azimuth

The Delaware state highpoint,¬†Ebright Azimuth, may not see impressive on the surface. It’s just a simple sign and park bench at an otherwise nondescript intersection near the Pennsylvania border; a “drive-up.” And it’s the second-lowest state highpoint at just 448 … Continue reading

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California Highpoint – Mount Whitney

Where the Journey Started highpointing, n., the sport of ascending to the point with the highest elevation within some area (the “highpoint”), for example the highest points in each state. I started highpointing in 2011, but I didn’t recognize it … Continue reading

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