Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Every State Highpoint

It has come to my attention that there is a group of folks attempting to visit every highpoint in the lower 48 states in 3 weeks.

Apparently the record (PDF) is held by a Brit - Jake Meyer at 23 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes.

Though in looking at these guys' website, the challenge has been called off for reasons that are currently unclear. Hopefully they will post something soon and hopefully everyone is okay.

Here are a few pics from our recent trips to Campbell Hill (Ohio) and Hoosier Hill (Indiana).

This was the log book - we got there about 1:00 p.m. but there had already been 2 people visiting before us that day!

Picture of the fam.

After doing the grueling climb up Campbell Hill (in our van :-) ), we headed west to Hoosier Hill. The Indiana state highpoint is a bit less well marked.

Here is the turnoff off of Elliot Road. We passed it because there was no sign or anything. We went down to the (north) end of the road and saw the signs for the highpoint pointing back this way so we made it. Apparently it used to be even more nondescript before 2005 when an Eagle Scout fixed it up as his Eagle project.

Carolyn showing her true joy upon reaching the summit.

And here she is, "pretending" to be angry about being forced to detour out of her way to visit this great site.

So 2 down, 48 to go!!!!


Twelve Mile Circle said...

Greetings -- found your site via the County Counting blog. I too am a relentless counter of many different geo-oddities, including highpoints (got New Jersey on Sunday) but also counties, lighthouses, breweries/brewpubs, 19th Century coastal fortifications and even stranger stuff like islands-on-islands, the 45X90 spot, pieces of states stranded on the "wrong" side of rivers, etc.

Anyway, I enjoyed your site and the 24-hour expeditions in particular. I've subscribed to the rss feed and look forward to following your future adventures.

Harmony said...

Hey Dan. I don't know where to put this comment, but thought of you when I stumbled on my friend's blog about visiting every town in Utah: