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Feb 2, 2010
Lisa Gignac wrote:
Looks like the trails to Harney Peak are closed. I guess I'm going to have to forgo my trip. :o(

I find that impossible to believe - who told you that?

The route I described is definitely not a good one to solo. Still, hike up Harney from Willow Creek instead of Sylvan Lake for a much more full value day.
Andrew Gram
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jan 1, 2001
3,430 points
Feb 2, 2010
Lisa I'm not a high pointer but I do want to climb in SD. I'd make the trip with you but would also like to climb in the Needles. Drop me a line if you're interested. I'd def be in during the Spring. Legs Magillicutty
From Littleton
Joined May 28, 2002
390 points
Feb 10, 2010
Had a killer weekend last April:

Saturday: climb in the needles and bag Harney Peak
Sunday: Do a route on Devil's Tower! It's right there!
Colin Simon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 30, 2009
305 points
Feb 10, 2010

A family friend, Joe Glickman has done it. He's a photojournalist and wrote this photo-essay/book. It's a nice coffee table book as there are some really nice shots in it, along with his witty descriptions of his journeys... He's got some great stories. I seem to recall him saying he was shot at during one of the southern peaks!
eric larson
From aurora, co
Joined Apr 11, 2008
10 points
Feb 10, 2010
Wow a photo journalist. That sounds like a fun gig. Get paid for doing something you love. I'm in the wrong field. I'm taking classes to get my real estate license so I can take off more time in the summer and winter to climb. It's about priorities and climbing is more of a priority then work for me. I will miss my lucrative salary but who says it can be done in real estate, too. Just Alice
From Burnsville, MN
Joined Nov 4, 2008
0 points
Feb 23, 2010

I'm in Sioux Falls, SD and would be down to climb the hills/devil's tower in the spring! PM me when you have dates and we'll see if I can swing it! I'm leaving for the summer at the end of April, though.
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Feb 4, 2010
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Mar 29, 2010
Anyone that is looking to climb the 50 high points in the 50 states should check out You can track your progress on peaks as well as get beta on directions/difficulty/etc.
Shane Zumpf
From Laramie, WY
Joined Feb 5, 2009
445 points
Jan 30, 2011
Wally wrote:
A friend wrote a guidebook, not sure if it is in print. Wally

Highpoint Adventures (2nd Edition) is out of print, but Google just scanned it and has it available as an eBook. We still have copies of the 1st Edition (often referred to as "the little green book") as well.

Highpoint Adventures by Charlie & Diane Winger
D Winger
Joined Jan 12, 2006
0 points
Feb 5, 2011
If reaching the highest point of KS, FL, RI etc. isn't obscure enough, apparently there are some people that try to visit the lowest point in each of the 50 states.

Or you could follow up by trying to climb the highest point in each of the Canadian provinces & territories. Just getting to the base of some of them is a major logistical challenge. The highest point in Nunavut (Barbeau Pk on Ellesmere Island) is just 550 miles from the N Pole.
Martin le Roux
From Superior, CO
Joined Jul 16, 2003
129 points
Feb 6, 2011
In my younger days, I tried to take a leak on a tree at the state capitols of all the 50 states. I did Wyoming, Colorado, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Idaho. Anyone top that? Tom Rangitsch
Joined Jan 10, 2007
1,401 points
Jun 21, 2011
If any high pointers need to mark off Mt. Rainier, I have one spot open on a guided trip for July 24-28, 2011. There will be 4 climbers and two guides. One has summitted the mountain 300+ times, the other is an international guide and owns a guiding service. If you are interested, I'll give you a quote. BlueIce
Joined Jun 21, 2011
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