James Maughan Highpoint Summary
Well, I’ve had the chance to visit each of the 50 state highpoints, finishing in Maine on Katahdin’s Baxter Peak on October 6, 2012. Need to submit my papers to the Highpointers Club, but I would guess this will be maybe their 250th 50 completer. I’m lucky to have had the chance to get to all these places in this great country of ours.

Below is the chart of my progress from my ski trip as a teenager up the Mt Washington toll road in New Hampshire to the hike up Katahdin with Eric and Noelle, and Andy, with almost all the ones in between as a side trip on my way to something else. Also, is my Highpoint Bingo sheet, now with all 50 squares complete, and the list of highpoints.

I’ve also posted a few videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/maughaja/videos?flow=grid&view=0


 

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Alabama
5-Dec-02

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Alaska
1-Jun-11

 

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Arizona
Aug-94

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Arkansas
22-May-10

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California
10-Jul-02

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Colorado
1-Aug-04

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Connecticut
1-Jul-05

 

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Delaware
28-May-04

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Florida
24-Jan-08

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Georgia
11-May-01

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Hawaii
1-May-05

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Idaho
7-Sep-10

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Illinois
8-Dec-06

 

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Indiana
11-Oct-03

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Iowa
12-Sep-07

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Kansas
14-Sep-07

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Kentucky
30-Dec-06

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Louisiana
6-Jun-08

Maine

6-Oct-12

 

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Maryland
16-Oct-02

 

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Massachusetts

 24-Dec-02

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Michigan
9-Dec-06

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Minnesota
10-Dec-06

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Mississippi
22- May-10

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Missouri
21-May10

Montana

4-Sep-12

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Nebraska
15-Mar-06

 

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Nevada
30-Jul-04

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New Hampshire

1977/2001

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New Jersey
27-Nov-05

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New Mexico
18-Oct-03

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New  York
16-Feb-02

 

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North Carolina
28-Jan-06

 

North Dakota

5-Sep-12

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Ohio
5-Apr-06

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Oklahoma
15-Sep-07

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Oregon
10-Aug-07

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Pennsylvania
16-Oct-02

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Rhode Island
21-Feb-06

 

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South Carolina
23-Mar-01

South Dakota

6-Sep-12

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Tennessee
5-Oct-05

 

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Texas
3-Oct-09

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Utah
27-Aug-10

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Vermont
25-Oct-04

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Virginia
24-Dec-04

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Washington
10-Jun-93

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West Virginia
16-Oct-02

 

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Wisconsin
9-Dec-06

Wyoming

31- Aug-12

 

 

State

Peak

 Height 

Vertical Climb (feet) 

RT Hiking Mileage 

Height Rank

Difficulty Rank

date climbed

notes

New Hampshire

Mount Washington

     6,288

20/4670

0.1

18

38

Feb-78

ski trip with Dave A. when 17, then later with family on vacation in NH

Washington

Mount Rainier

   14,411

9100

16

4

4

Jun-93

1) guides while on vacation with Sharon, 2) 1995 Andy, Bruce, Peter, 2005 Eric and me

Arizona

Humphreys Peak

   12,633

3,500

9

12

10

Aug-94

in Dilkon for MS3J field testing. Climb in rain.

New York

Mount Marcy

     5,344

3200

14.8

21

14

Feb-00

solo climb on skis and snowshows. Several other solo hikers to befriend as well. Summit cone was icy and windy. Great ski back down.

South Carolina

Sassafras Mountain

     3,560

30

0.2

29

37

23-Mar-01

cancelled flight in Greenville and had 3.5 hour wait so drove to top. Happened to have an SUV. Very nice drive, but hot and humid, so no real view.

Georgia

Brasstown Bald

     4,784

400

1

25

26

11-May-01

In NW Atlanta for IR&S staff meeting. Intended to hike, but started up road and was at parking lot before I knew it. Hike short distance to top. Not much view.

California

Mount Whitney

   14,494

6,750

21.4

2

8

10-Jul-02

in LA for fuel cell review and in Tehachapi for wind turbines. Drove up Tuesday night. Geocached. Hiked next day in 11:45. Drove back to LA for red eye home

Pennsylvania

Mount Davis

     3,213

200

2

33

45

16-Oct-02

to Morgantown for meetings. ran to summit tower on closed road. 1 mi. Tower, etc, but no view. Found geocache on site.  2.40 drove away to Maryland.

Maryland

Backbone Mountain

     3,360

750

2.2

32

22

16-Oct-02

from Penn. Had rental SUV do drove it up nearly all the way. Fun drive. appx 5 min hike to summit in light rain. No view, camera stand. geocache on way back.

West Virginia

Spruce Knob

     4,863

20

0.4

24

34

16-Oct-02

From Maryland. Drive up in rain and fog. Short hike to summit tower. No view, but was cold and windy  Felt my way out of national forest. .

Alabama

Cheaha Mountain

     2,407

0

0

35

46

5-Dec-02

Atlanta on business. Rice review. Drove over from airport. Cloudy day, construction at top. Also geocache afterwards.

Massachusetts

Greylock

     3,491

20

0.1

31

39

24-Dec-02

hiked up with Eric and Craig

Indiana

Hoosier Hill

     1,257

20

0.1

44

40

11-Oct-03

travel from Purdue to Indy after Herrick meeting. Used GPS and maps, but no issue. Bought Walmart light and left combo stylus pen.

New Mexico

Wheeler Peak

   13,161

3250

6.2

8

12

18-Oct-03

Sandia for PV symposium. In Taos. 1 hr to lake. 2hrs up ridge

Delaware

Ebright Azimuth

        448

0

0

49

49

28-May-04

going from Dulles to PA during BMC. Stopped by early in morning.

Nevada

Boundary Peak

   13,143

4400

7.4

9

11

30-Jul-04

Minden with Inspection Services the day before, then drove down, climbed

Colorado

Mount Elbert

   14,433

5,000

9

3

9

1-Aug-04

headed to Loveland for GCS meetings

Vermont 

Mount Mansfield

     4,393

550

2.8

26

21

25-Oct-04

in Sch'dy for business

Virginia

Mount Rogers

     5,729

1500

8.6

19

16

24-Dec-04

with eric in snow. Some confusion near top with no map and trails covered in snow…Later on 22 Sep 06 with Andy on AT hike

Hawaii

Mauna Kea

   13,796

230

0.4

6

30

1-May-05

in Hawaii on vacation

Connecticut

Frissel-S. Slope

     2,380

450

3.6

36

20

1-Jul-05

in for business. did with Dad. about 2 hrs rnd trip. he fell, but is okay. drove down with mom.

Tennessee

Clingmans Dome

     6,643

330

1

17

27

5-Oct-05

scout trip to Smoky Mtns. Drove up in morning and hiked past barrier.

New Jersey

High Point

     1,803

40

0.2

40

36

27-Nov-05

on way home from NY for Thankgiving. 10 mi diversion

North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

     6,684

100

0.2

16

35

28-Jan-06

driving from Greenville to Salem. Stopped overnight

Rhode Island 

Jerimoth Hill

        812

25

0.6

46

29

21-Feb-06

in Fairfield and a 1:15 min drive to the highpoint from New Haven airport.

Nebraska

Panorama Point

     5,424

0

0

20

43

15-Mar-06

in Loveland on business and drove up. Uneventful, but fun.

Ohio

Campbell Hill

     1,550

0

0

43

47

5-Apr-06

in Evendale on business, drove up on way to airport…appx 1:45 to get there

Illinois

Charles Mound

     1,235

75

0.4

45

32

8-Dec-06

in madison for seminar. On way to Iowa for geocache as well

Wisconsin

Timms Hill

     1,951

130

0.4

39

31

9-Dec-06

drove up from Madison after giving seminar at university

Michigan

Mount Arvon

     1,979

300

2

38

24

9-Dec-06

after Wisconsin, same day in snow with 4wd

Minnesota

Eagle Mountain

     2,301

600

7

37

18

10-Dec-06

after Michigan, camped in snow

Kentucky

Black Mountain

     4,145

0

0.1

27

42

30-Dec-06

from Roanoke for anniversary. Drive up.

Oregon

Mount Hood

   11,239

5300

8

13

5

10-Aug-07

solo climb after windfarm visit

Kansas

Mount Sunflower

     4,039

0

0

28

44

14-Sep-07

visiting wind farms in CO. great site.

Oklahoma

Black Mesa

     4,973

775

8.6

23

17

15-Sep-07

on way from wind farm in CO to ABQ. Quick climb up. Great views

Iowa

Hawkeye Point

     1,670

10

0.1

42

41

19-Sep-07

in Des Moines for MEC wind farm visits

Florida

Lakewood (Britton Hill)

        345

0

0

50

50

24-Jan-08

in Pensacola for meetings with PPM Wind

Louisiana

Driskill Mountain

        535

150

1.8

48

25

6-Jun-08

drove over from Houston after wind conference

Texas

Guadalupe Peak

     8,749

2950

8.4

14

13

3-Oct-09

from Midland after wind farm visits

Missouri

Taum Sauk

     1,772

30

0.4

41

33

22-May-10

en route from St Loius to Dallas for AWEA

Mississippi

Woodall Mountain

        806

0

0

47

48

22-May-10

en route to Dallas for AWEA

Arkansas

Mount Magazine

     2,753

225

1

34

28

23-May-10

en route to Dallas for AWEA

Utah

Kings Peak

   13,528

5350

28.8

7

7

27-Aug-10

failed attempt in snow with Eric, then successful when dropping Scott at school

Idaho

Borah Peak

   12,662

5,550

6.8

10

6

7-Sep-10

up from Miriam's when on vacation

Alaska

Mount McKinley

   20,320

24,500

46

1

1

1-Jun-11

dedicated trip

Wyoming

Gannett Peak

   13,804

8,650

40.4

5

2

31-Aug-12

dedicated western highpoints trip

Montana

Granite Peak

   12,799

7,700

22.2

10

3

4-Sep-12

dedicated western highpoints trip

North Dakota

White Butte

     3,506

400

2

30

23

5-Sep-12

dedicated western highpoints trip

South Dakota 

Harney Peak

     7,242

1,500

5.8

15

19

6-Sep-12

dedicated western highpoints trip

Maine

Katahdin (Baxter Peak)

     5,267

4200

10.4

22

15

6-Oct-12

trip with Andy, Eric, and Noelle