Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints Guide Book

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Highpoint Adventures The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints  by Charlie & Diane Winger

304pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0967146631

From Alaska to Florida and Maine to California, discover America's great outdoors through the fun and exciting adventure to highpointing -- driving, hiking or climbing to the highest summit in each state. This guidebook has selected for you the easiest route up each of the 50 state highpoints. Whether you're a first-timer on a drive with all the kids to your state's highest spot or you're a veteran climber seeking the ultimate challenge of Alaska's Mount McKinley -- it's all right here, packed with the information you need!

© 2002 Charlie and Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 23rd. Safety: Watch out for rattlesnakes. This trail is not recommended for young children. Water: There is NO water available after you leave the trailhead. Plan on carr ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Kenton, OK - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: There is some confusion about the exact location of the highpoint on this fairly flat site. We walked around under the lookout tower, then headed about 50 yards east of the tower to a boulder where th ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Lynch, KY - Scenic Drives
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 32nd. This highpoint was "adopted" by Gene and Lillian Elliott of Oakland, MD, who did a great job of marking the trail to the highpoint. This used to be a very confusing tra ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Table Rock, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Check out the earthquake "zipper" which runs along the hillside in front of you as you drive toward the campground. Borah Peak was the epicenter of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on October 28, 1983. Dr ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Mackay, ID - Climbing - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Have plenty of gas in your vehicle for this one, as you may find yourself backtracking along some of the forest roads before you get to the trailhead parking area. The nearest gas station is in Dyer ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Dyer, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Be sure to allow time to view the exhibits and enjoy the video presentation in the theater at the Center. And, of course, to enjoy and photograph the wonderful 360° panoramic views! Shuttle buses can ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 43rd. Please observe the signs requesting that you stay off the grass. There is a sidewalk that leads to the highpoint from the south side of the highpoint marker/flagpole. From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Bellefontaine, OH - Scenic Drives
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 45th. From the "summit" of Charles Mound you will be able to see three neighboring states: Illinois (look down, it's where you're standing), Wisconsin (to the north) and Iowa ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Scales Mound, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 35th. Cheaha (an Indian word meaning "high") State Park includes a restaurant, country store, museum, nature center, and a lake. Cabins and chalets are available for rent on ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Anniston, AL - Scenic Drives
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 17th. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most popular of all the National Parks. Combine this with the busy areas of nearby Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg, TN ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 48th. You won't encounter any more forks before the highpoint. Simply follow the road as it leads you up, down, and finally up again. In about 10 minutes, you'll come to a la ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Arcadia, LA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 37th. Note that there are at least two Eagle Mountains in Minnesota. One is located in Sawtooth Mountain Park at Lutsen, MN, and features a chairlift ride to the summit, and ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Lutsen, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 49th. This highpoint is located the entrance to an attractive suburban neighborhood just north of Wilmington, Delaware. From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Devonshire, DE - Scenic Drives
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 5th. In addition to the two routes listed here, it is possible to access Gannett (GAN-it) Peak via the Ink Wells Trail/Glacier Trail. This access is quite expensive due to th ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Dubois, WY - Climbing - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 10th. Granite Peak was the last of the fifty state highpoints to be climbed. It wasn't until August 23, 1923 that a party of three climbers finally made the summit. Three fac ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Absarokee, MT - Climbing - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 14th. The Guadalupe Peak area is subject to sudden and violent weather changes. High winds, rain and lightning can develop faster than you might imagine. Be prepared! The vie ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Pine Springs, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 15th. Be sure to bring along a camera with plenty of film as well as your binoculars, if you have them. The lookout tower on the summit is listed on the National Historic Loo ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 42nd. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet Mr. Sterler as he was mowing his lawn when we visited on a chilly May morning, and found him to be wonderfully friendly and hospitabl ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Sibley, IA - Hiking
... Preview: The highpoint monument, which resembles the Washington Monument in D.C., was closed for repairs when we visited in June 1999. According to a Park representative, it will probably remain closed for a f ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Colesville, NJ - Scenic Drives
... Preview: Highpoint rank by height: 44th. The actual geographical highpoint for Indiana resides just beyond the fence around the Gobel's property. The Highpointers Club has graciously installed a stile to accom ... From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Richmond, IN - Hiking