Tag Archives: North Carolina

70 Foot Fatal Fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina

WCNC reports a rope snapped resulting in a 70 foot fatal fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. Like this:Like Loading…

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Heavy Rains Close Blue Ridge Parkway by Mount Mitchell Again

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports heavy rains over the weekend closed the Mount Mitchell to NC 80 section of the Blue Ridge Parkway which had just reopened after hurricane damage from last year. Like this:Like Loading…

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Blue Ridge Parkway by Mount Mitchell To Reopen

AP reports Blue Ridge Parkway between Mount Mitchell and N.C. 80 will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend although a short section will be only one lane. Like this:Like Loading…

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race in May

The Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race is held traditionally the third week in May. In 2005 it is on May 20. It is sponsored by The Freewheelers of Spartenberg, SC. Like this:Like Loading…

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Hiker Airlifted After Snow on AT in the Smokies

AP stories report Matthew Shultz was airlifted after attempting to hike 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when he became incoherent after rain and snow got the hiking group unprepared.. They had started … Continue reading

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Peaks With 5,000 Foot Vertical Climbs in the Lower 48

Aaron Maizlish has an amazing peaklist.org site discussing prominence (the distance from the highest point to the next highest point). The most spectacular examples of these are the peaks where you have could have a at least 5,000 foot vertical … Continue reading

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History of the Mount Mitchell Challenge

The Black Mountain News gives an excellent history of the Mount Mitchell Challenge race. Like this:Like Loading…

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Buy Summit Markers from Mountain Climb

Mountainclimb.com has great collection of pewter benchmarks of highpoints. Like this:Like Loading…

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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