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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Pneumonia Kills Most of Custer State Park's Bighorns

KELO reports an outbreak of pneumonia has killed 175 of Custer State Park’s 200 Bighorn Sheep. It is believed to have been contracted from domestic sheep (which don’t get sick). The state may transplant more bighorns to replace them and suspend this year’s hunting season that offers three licenses for bighorn rams in the park.


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Highest Point Between the Europe and Colorado?

One of the great urban legends of highpointing is that Harney Peak is the “highest point between Europe and Colorado.” The question is sometimes refined to “highest point between the Alps and the Rockies” and also refined to the “highest point between the Applachians and the Rockies.” Here’s a list of significant peaks in North America and the Caribbean going from east to west and indicating their west longitude.
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Buy Summit Markers from Mountain Climb

Mountainclimb.com has great collection of pewter benchmarks of highpoints.
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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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Harney Peak, South Dakota, Trip Reports

You read/post trip reports as comments here.
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americasroof harney peak trip reports
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summitpost harney page — an excellent resource — feel feel cross post.

Original americasroof harney page


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