Woman Rescue in Heavy Storm at Amistad NRA in Texas


The NPS Morning Report says a woman was rescued in heavy storm after she fell in Pecos River Canyon in Amistad NRA.
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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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Fatality at Mule Ears in Big Bend, Texas

The Houston Chronicle reports Big Bend hikers found what is believed to be the body of Peter Bastien who was reported missing in June on Mule Ears in the park. A seven-day air and ground search was conducted in June when authorities found Bastien’s car at the trailhead. In May another hiker died from dehydration less than 24 hours after being reported missing. Temperatures often exceed 100 degress in the summer.


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Is New Mexico Going to Sue to Take Guadalupe Peak From Texas?

Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Tripoint on 103rd Meridian
New Mexico may be in the process of suing to take Guadalupe Peak back from Texas. The New Mexico Senate voted 33-0 to sue Texas for return of 603,485 acres of land three miles east of its current border to what it says should be the correct border on the 103rd meridian. New Mexico maintains the border was the result of an 1859 surveyor mistake. The bill now goes to the House.
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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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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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Guadalupe Peak, Texas, Trip Reports

You can read/post trip reports as comments here.
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americasroof Guadalupe trip reports
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summitpost Guadalupe

Original americasroof Guadalupe page.


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