Tag Archives: North Carolina

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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40 Mile Black Mountain Race Up Mount Mitchell Feb. 26

The Black Mountain Marathon up Mount Mitchell for 2005 will be February 26. The race begins at dawn in Black Mountain and follows trails to 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell then return to the start/finish area! With a starting altitude … Continue reading

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Mount Mitchell and North Carolina Mountain Weather

Perhaps the best source for North Carolina mountain weather are the forecasts for Beech Mountain (elevation 5,020) at Fred’s General Mercantile on the averyweather.com site. Below are the Mount Mitchell and other forecasts from the NOAA.

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Mount Mitchell, North Carolina, Trip Reports

You can post your trip reports here as comments or americasroof mount mitchell trip reports or summitpost mount mitchell — excellent source — feel free to cross post Original americasroof Mt. Mitchell site.

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NPS Targets Memorial Day 2005 Opening for Blue Ridge By Mount Mitchell

The Wautaga Democrat reports that authorities are targeting Memorial Day for the re-opening the NC 80 to Mount Mitchell section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was closed after the spate of 2004 hurricanes created rock slides. The article also … Continue reading

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Hiker Rescued After Stranded 4 Days on AT Near Inadu Knob in Smokies

The Maryville Daily Times reports 62-year-old David Dinwiddie was rescued after spending four days in a sleeping bag. The hiker, stranded in 2 feet of snow at 6,000 feet in subfreezing temperatures, was carried six miles down the trail. Rescuers … Continue reading

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Confrontrations Between Hikers and Hunters Over $165 Dog Tracking Collars

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that some hikers are removing $165 tracking collars from hunters dogs. The hikers think the collars are shock collars aimed at hurting the dogs. North Carolina law say on public lands it is illegal to interfere … Continue reading

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