September 28, 2018.Reading time 23 minutes.
Nevada’s highest mountain, Boundary Peak, lies on its border with California in the White Mountains in the middle of the aptly named Boundary Peak Wilderness within Inyo National Forest. It’s elevation is 13,140 ft, depending on where you look, and it’s one of the more challenging peaks we’ve summitted so far. Not just physically, […]
July 5, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
We Are “Highpointers” G.Hammer is on a mission to see the top of, or “high point” of every state before he turns 50. 50 in 50 kind of thing. That’s the definition of a “highpointer”- someone who hikes or climbs high points. I say G.Hammer is on a mission because I don’t, as this […]
March 16, 2018.Reading time 11 minutes.
We had real trouble finding information on hiking Hawaii’s tallest mountain- Maunakea (it’s all one word now) 13,796 ft- both online and in person once we were on the Big Island. We heard/read a lot of things – you can’t hike it in winter, there’s camping at the base, there’s a hut available to […]
September 23, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
After conquering Vermont we hightailed it to New York’s Adirondack Park for her high point, Mount Marcy at 5,344 ft. It was dark by the time we got to the trailhead but we managed to find free camping on Meadows Road, along with about thirty other cars. I whipped us up our favorite pre- […]
September 18, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Stowe, Vermont is a quaint little village nestled between the Green and Worcester Mountains and home to the state’s highest point- Mt. Mansfield at 4,393 ft. We drove straight from the base of Mt. Washington to Stowe and it rained on us the entire way. Although Mansfield is a relatively short hike of 4.71 mi […]
September 16, 2015.Reading time 17 minutes.
Mountains are like baseball games- there are obscure stats surrounding them for pretty much anything you could imagine: Highest peak west of the Pyrenees and east of the Rockies. Highest point north of the 43rd parallel and below tree line. Highest granitic summit north of the equator and south of Tulsa. But New Hampshire’s Mount Washington […]
September 14, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
Although only a state park, Maine’s Baxter has as many, if not more, regulations as a national park. In fact, there’s an ongoing debate to turn it into one, though it’s heavily opposed by many Mainers, and Greg and I agree with them. We love our national parks for the scenery, but they are overwhelmingly […]
July 21, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Yes, there’s even a high point in Rhode Island. Our summit day for Massachusetts’ Mt. Greylock at 3,491 ft. was a cold, rainy, dreary one. I’m not always a fair weather hiker, but being in the van makes getting wet a rather displeasurable affair. Yes, I’m just sure ‘displeasurable’ is a word. I knew better than […]
July 15, 2015.Reading time 6 minutes.
Some high points are terribly exciting and some are sitting in the middle of a neighborhood at a T in the road, like Delaware’s Ebright Azimuth at 442 ft. Delaware’s high point seemed harder and definitely more exhausting to get to than Montana’s thanks to all the nutso east coast traffic. We left Charlottesville, Virginia […]