50 State High Points

Adventure:

Climb the highest point in all 50 States.

Status (as of January 1, 2017):

36/50 (72%)

Story:

On June 13, 2012, my father (Scott) and I found ourselves at the summit of Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in the state of Missouri. What we did not know at the time, is that we would be spending the next decade trying to get to the top of the highest point in the remaining 49 states.

Our most recent trip took place in June/July 2017, where we summited the high points of Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

Progress Map:

 

 

Summit Timeline:

2012: 3 Summits

June 13, 2012: Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri)

  • Height: 1,772 ft
  • State Rank: 41st

June 21, 2012: Hawkeye Point (Iowa)

  • Height: 1,671 ft
  • State Rank: 42nd

June 26, 2012: Panorama Point (Nebraska)

  • Height: 5,427 ft
  • State Rank: 20th

2014: 8 Summits

May 18, 2014: Clingmans Dome (Tennessee)

  • Height: 6,643 ft
  • State Rank: 17th

May 19, 2014: Brasstown Bald (Georgia)

  • Height: 4,784 ft
  • State Rank: 25th

May 19, 2014: Sassafrass Mountain (South Carolina)

  • Height: 3,560 ft
  • State Rank: 29th

May 19, 2014: Mount Mitchell (North Carolina)

  • Height: 6,684 ft
  • State Rank: 16th

May 20, 2014: Mount Rogers (Virginia)

  • Height: 5,729 ft
  • State Rank: 19th
  • Our Approach: Mount Rogers Trail –> Appalachian Trail –> Mount Rogers Spur Trail

May 20, 2014: Black Mountain (Kentucky)

  • Height: 4,145 ft
  • State Rank: 27th

October 18, 2014: Mount Arvon (Michigan)

  • Height: 1,979 ft
  • State Rank: 38th

October 19, 2014: Timms Hill (Wisconsin)

  • Height: 1,951 ft
  • State Rank: 39th
  • Our Approach: Tower Trail

2015: 6 Summits

March 15, 2015: Woodall Mountain (Mississippi)

  • Height: 807 ft
  • State Rank: 47th

March 16, 2015: Cheaha Mountain (Alabama)

  • Height: 2,413 ft
  • State Rank: 35th

March 16, 2015: Britton Hill (Florida)

  • Height: 345 ft
  • State Rank: 50th

March 18, 2015: Driskill Mountain (Louisiana)

  • Height: 535 ft
  • State Rank: 48th
  • Our Approach: South Ridge Route

March 19, 2015: Mount Magazine (Arkansas)

  • Height: 2,753 ft
  • State Rank: 34th

September 6, 2015: Mount Elbert (Colorado)

  • Height: 14,440 ft
  • State Rank: 3rd
  • Our Approach: Northeast Ridge Trail

2016: 14 Summits

July 1, 2016: Hoosier Hill (Indiana)

  • Height: 1,257 ft
  • State Rank: 44th

July 1, 2016: Campbell Hill (Ohio)

  • Height: 1,549 ft
  • State Rank: 43rd

July 1, 2016: Spruce Knob (West Virginia)

  • Height: 4,863 ft
  • State Rank: 24th

July 1, 2016: Backbone Mountain (Maryland)

  • Height: 3,360 ft
  • State Rank: 32nd
  • Our Approach: From Rt. 219

July 2, 2016: Mount Davis (Pennslyvania)

  • Height: 3,213 ft
  • State Rank: 33rd

July 2, 2016: Ebright Azimuth (Delaware)

  • Height: 447 ft
  • State Rank: 49th

July 2, 2016: High Point (New Jersey)

  • Height: 1,803 ft
  • State Rank: 40th

July 2, 2016: Jerimoth Hill (Rhode Island)

  • Height: 811 ft
  • State Rank: 46th

July 3, 2016: Mount Frissell – South Slope (Connecticut)

  • Height: 2,379 ft
  • State Rank: 36th
  • Our Approach: Mount Frissell Trail

July 3, 2016: Mount Greylock (Massachusetts)

  • Height: 3,489 ft
  • State Rank: 31st

July 5, 2016: Katahdin (Maine)

  • Height: 5,270 ft
  • State Rank: 22nd
  • Our Approach: Helon Taylor Trail –> Knife’s Edge Trail

 

July 6, 2016: Mount Washington (New Hampshire)

  • Height: 6,288 ft
  • State Rank: 18th
  • Our Approach: Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail

 

July 7, 2016: Mount Mansfield (Vermont)

  • Height: 4,395 ft
  • State Rank: 26th
  • Our Approach: Sunset Ridge Trail

 

 

September 3, 2016: Charles Mound (Illinois)

  • Height: 1,235 ft
  • State Rank: 45th

June 2017: Black Mesa (Oklahoma)

  • Height: 4,975 ft
  • State Rank: 23rd

June 2017: Wheeler Peak (New Mexico)

  • Height: 13,161
  • State Rank: 8th
  • Our Approach:  Ascended via Bull-of-the-Woods, Descended via Williams Lake

July 2017: Humphreys Peak (Arizona)

  • Height: 12,637 ft
  • State Rank: 12th
  • Our Approach:  Arizona Snow Bowl

July 2017: Kings Peak (Utah)

  • Height: 13,534
  • State Rank: 7th
  • Our Approach: Henry’s Fork via Anderson Pass

July 2017: Mount Sunflower (Kansas)

  • Height: 4,041 ft
  • State Rank: 28th
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