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Over the years I had visited a few state highpoints in my travels, but around 1993 I decided to make it a personal goal to visit the highpoint of each of the 50 states.

A few months later I discovered I was far from alone in my quest. I happened upon a guidebook, Highpoints of the United States, by Don W. Holmes. From it I learned there is a club of like-minded people called the Highpointers Club, which I joined.

Reading the book I also discovered I had missed the exact highpoints of Rhode Island and Vermont. I revisited Rhode Island to stand on the precise spot, but I have yet to "avenge" Vermont.

My personal progress report follows. I have included a trip report for each completed highpoint, plus one for my failed first attempt at Idaho. Most trip reports are accompanied by thumbnailed photos. I think you'll find the Utah, Wyoming, Montana and California photos are particularly worth a look.


My state highpoint total currently stands at 30

Elevation
(feet)
State
Rank
Date
Completed
Trip
Report
Photos
Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2,407 35
Alaska Mount McKinley (or Denali) 20,320 1
Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,633 12 10/13/1995
Arkansas Magazine Mountain 2,753 34
California Mount Whitney 14,494 2 7/2/1997
Colorado Mount Elbert 14,433 3 8/23/1998
Connecticut Mount Frissell -- South Slope 2,380 36 6/2/1996
Delaware Ebright Azimuth 442 49 10/9/1996
Florida Britton Hill 345 50
Georgia Brasstown Bald 4,784 25 2/20/2000
Hawaii Mauna Kea 13,796 6
Idaho Borah Peak 12,662 11
Illinois Charles Mound 1,235 45 5/15/1998
Indiana Hoosier Hill 1,257 44 11/28/1998
Iowa High Point 1,670 42 5/16/1998
Kansas Mount Sunflower 4,039 28
Kentucky Black Mountain 4,145 27 10/4/1997
Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 48
Maine Baxter Peak, Mount Katahdin 5,267 22 7/22/1995
Maryland Backbone Mountain 3,360 32 6/12/99
Massachussets Mount Greylock 3,491 31 6/2/1996
Michigan Mount Arvon 1,979 38 9/13/1997
Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2,301 37
Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806 47
Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 41
Montana Granite Peak 12,799 10 8/24/99
Nebraska Panorama Point 5,424 20
Nevada Boundary Peak 13,143 9 8/30/96
New Hampshire Mount Washington 6,288 18 9/18/1994
New Jersey High Point 1,803 40 10/26/1996
New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,161 8
New York Mount Marcy 5,344 21
North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6,684 16 ??/??/1974
North Dakota White Butte 3,506 30
Ohio Campbell Hill 1,550 43 7/9/1996
Oklahoma Black Mesa 4,973 23 4/4/98
Oregon Mount Hood 11,239 13
Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3,213 33 6/12/99
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 46 10/22/1994
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3,560 29
South Dakota Harney Peak 7,242 15
Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6,643 17 7/4/1994
Texas Guadalupe Peak 8,749 14 4/1/1995
Utah Kings Peak 13,528 7 7/23/1997
Vermont Mount Mansfield 4,393 26
Virginia Mount Rogers 5,729 19 10/9/1976
Washington Mount Rainier 14,410 4
West Virginia Spruce Knob 4,863 24 8/17/1974
Wisconsin Timms Hill 1,951 39 9/14/1997
Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,804 5 7/28/1997