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Hawkeye Point, IA
Gannett Peak, WY
Mt. Whitney, CA
Wheeler Peak, NM
Mt. Hood, OR
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Trip Reports from Tetons, Wind Rivers, and other Wyo Mtns.
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5 Favorite Highpoints so far:
Gannett Peak, WY
Mt. Hood, OR
Mt. Whitney, CA
Wheeler Peak, NM
Mt. Borah, ID
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The tallest mountain or natural highpoint in every state comprise the U.S. 50 Highpoints. The tougher high points include peaks like Mt. Hood in Oregon, Gannett Peak in Wyoming, and Mt. Rainier in Washington. These are the 3 peaks you see in the banner photo on top of this page. Then of course there's Denali in Alaska at over 20,000 feet, which is in a class by itself. I have tried to concentrate on climbing the more difficult highpoints first, and picking up the easier highpoints if I happen to be in the neighborhood. Many highpointers climb by a peak by any means available, utilzing roads, chair lifts, and ever trains to gain the summit. For the challenging highpoints I believe in climbing the peak under my own power, so driving to the top or riding the train doesn't count for me. That's just how I choose to climb, I don't expect anybody to do the same or discredit another climber's personal standards. Trip reports and photos can be found by clicking on the mountain names below, hope they are helpful.

Name
Elevation (feet)
Roundtrip Mileage
Vertical Gain(feet)
Difficulty Rank
Gannett Peak, Wyoming
13,804
40.0
9,000
2
Mt. Hood, Oregon
11,240
8.0
5,300
5
Mt. Borah, Idaho
12,662
6.8
5,500
6
King's Peak, Utah
13,528
32.0
5,250
7
Mt. Whitney, California
14,497
22.0
6,750
8
Mt. Elbert, Colorado
14,433
9.2
4,400
9
Boundary Peak, Nevada
13,143
7.5
4,400
10
Humphreys Peak, Arizona
12,633
9.0
3,500
11
Wheeler Peak, New Mexico
13,161
6.2
3,250
12
Guadalupe Peak, Texas
8,749
8.4
2,950
13
Black Mesa, Oklahoma
4,973
8.6
775
NA
Harney Peak, South Dakota
7,242
6.0
1,500
NA
White Butte, North Dakota
3,506
2.0
400
NA
Mt. Arvon, Michigan
1,979
2.0
300
NA
Panorama Point, Nebraska
5,424
none
none
NA
Mt. Sunflower, Kansas
4,039
none
none
NA
Hawkeye Point, Iowa
1,670
none
none
NA

"I heard a phrase not long ago that pretty much captures my philosophy of life: 'If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.' It has nothing to do with thrill seeking. It's about making the most of every moment, about stretching your own boundaries, about being willing to learn constantly and putting yourself in situations where learning is possible - sometimes critical to your survival. Being out there on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn - and grow - the most."

Jim Whittaker

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