Former Chicagoans Live Near Illinois’ Highest Point – Chicago – DNAinfo.com Chicago

DNAinfo.com has a really nice article on the Wuebells.

Former Chicagoans Live Near Illinois' Highest Point – Chicago – DNAinfo.com Chicago.


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Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower) vs. Granite Peak Brouhaha

A Montana tourist promotion on the side of Chicago L trashtalking the Chicago landscape with Montana. Among the comparisons was a comparison of Willis Tower (1,450 feet) and Granite Peak (12,799 feet). The Chicago Tribune responded with pictures of Chicago nature. (Hint: Lake Michigan freezes now and then).


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Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois

Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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Hiker Ticketed After Fall in Starved Rock State Park in Illinois

The PJStar reports a hiker at Starved Rock State Park was ticketed for unlawful hiking off trail and entering a restricted area after he had to be rescued following a 50 foot fall. Police say Brian Hack, 29, had been drinking before the accident.


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State County Highpoints

County Highpoints is the defacto website and forum for highpointers. Once you visit the 50 states, you’ve caught the bug and next logical spot are the 3,500+ county highpoints.
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50states.com State Profile

50states.com has great information summarizing each state.
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Official Summit Benchmark Datasheet Histories

Richard Carey at peakbagging.com has put together a very useful list of summit benchmark information as well as the official U.S. Government datasheets on the history of the benchmark.
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U.S. State Highpoint Trip Reports

Post your trip reports here.
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Charles Mound, Illinois, 360 Summit Panorama

This flash movie of Charles Mound, Illinois, during the 2002 Convention. Click on the item to navigate right and left. By using right click you can also zoom in.

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