Tag Archives: Kentucky

Essay on Black Mountain, Kentucky

Thinking about the mountain – Daniel Silliman Henry Herald, GA – Jul 23, 2007 The car, released, hummed down the mountain. The mountain — Black Mountain, the tallest of the Cumberland Mountains and the highest point in Kentucky — was … Continue reading

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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.

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Pikeville, Kentucky, Asks Coal Companies To Blow Up 2 Mountains

Pikeville, Kentucky, is asking coal companies to remove two mountain tops to make room for more development for the town.

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Citations in Controversial Retreat Mining Collapse on Black Mountain

Kentucky officials issued seven citations in connection with a mine cave in on Black Mountain that killed two miners on Aug. 3.

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Ground Broken For Black Mountain, Kentucky, Overlook

Ground was finally broken for the Hands Across the Mountain overlook of Kentucky’s Black Mountain summit in October.

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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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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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