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by Charlie Winger

Highpoint Adventures : The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints download ebook
ISBN:
0967146631
ISBN13:
978-0967146638
Author:
Charlie Winger
Publisher:
Colorado Mountain Club Pr; 2 edition (March 1, 2002)
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302 pages
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1347 kb
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4.9

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Highpoint Adventures: Th. Charlie Winger is a prolific mountaineer with a passion for climbing lists of peaks: the 200 highest mountains in Colorado, the 50 state highpoints, over 100 USGS-named peaks in Death Valley, the 57 ultra-prominence peaks in the lower US, the highest mountains in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia, and many more lists few people understand. Diane takes a more relaxed approach to hiking and rock climbing, and places a high priority on hiking on trails and hiking to places that are scenic.

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Highpoint Adventures - the Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints has been out of print for a number of years, and new copies have become . Highpoint Adventures : The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints. by Diane Winger and Charlie Winger.

Highpoint Adventures - the Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints has been out of print for a number of years, and new copies have become difficult, if no.

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org), a highpointing guidebook by authors Charlie and Diane Winger, includes brief descriptions of each of the 50 state summits. There are basic maps and pictures of each climb, as well as concise route descriptions. Overall, the book is a good introduction to highpointing, and the included driving directions and trail maps are all you’ll need for about 70 percent of the high points.

The fifty state high points of the United States are an increasingly popular . Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list.

The fifty state high points of the United States are an increasingly popular peakbagging pursuit. There is a club (the Highpointers) and several guidebooks to completing this diverse list of peaks. Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt) Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes) Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Winger). Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them. Map Showing Location of Peaks. Peak with Rank on List; Other Peaks.

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Highpoint Adventures - the Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints has been out of print for a number of years, and new copies have become difficult, if not impossible, to find. The authors have issued a Special Reprint edition based on scanned images of the original book. While the Special Reprint does not have quite the crisp print quality of the original (the edition you are currently viewing), it does have all the same content.  Search Amazon for "Highpoint Adventures" to locate the Special Reprint edition if you are interested in a new book. It is easily identifiable by the red border around the front cover image. The direct link to the Special Reprint is:  amazon.com/dp/1463692013
Reviews:
  • JoldGold
Great guide to the highest elevation points of each US state - and Washington DC!! I have visited 29/50 of the highest points of the US states, and this book is always with me. Some of the basic information that this book gives you, but not limited to:

* elevation and coordinates of each high point;
* elevation gained from any trailheads to high point;
* directions to high points (probably the most important feature);
* best hiking routes to high point; approximate hiking distance, time, elevation gain;
* comments about what to expect along hiking trails;
* difficulty level for each high point (whether a quick walk-up OR technical mountain climbing);
* terrain ratings;
* photos of each high point and what to expect along a route;
* and other points of interest within the general vicinity of each high point.

The authors write in a very easy-to-read manner, as well. There is detailed information for each high point for the time-frame that this guide was written (late 1990s). I have used this guide while visiting each high point that I have conquered, and pert-near everything inside is as accurate as possible (I started to visit high points in 2005). However, I have also re-visited quite a few high points that I have conquered in the past, and what you see now is a bit different from what is portrayed in the guide (example: Mississippi high point - when I visited there was just an elevation disc stuck in round concrete just as described in the guide. A few years later, the state placed a nice monument. Another example: Iowa high point was on private property but able to freely visit. Now, the state has bought the site, placed a nice monument as well as a camp ground).

This is my 3rd copy of this guide for I mis-placed my 1st copy once before, and my 2nd copy was drenched in rain water. Purchased via Amazon and arrived a few days earlier than promised and in great shape. Great price as well.
  • Alsalar
This book isn't what I thought it was, despite reading several reviews. I was looking for a book with information about summiting the highest peaks in each of the 50 states. While it does include the information I wanted for some states (best routes, best times to travel, what resources and materials we should take), there are several instances where only car routes are described. If you are looking for a book to help you plan a walking ascent to the highest peaks in each of the 50 states, this is not the book you're looking for. It does have some good information and we will still use it for the states that it covers, but it's not the all in one guide I was looking for.
  • dermeco
I love how this book is organized, and what is included, such as the map, various ranking lists, and of course the details for each highpoint. Even though the book is over 25 years, I have found most descriptions relevant today. It's my go-to book on the road, especially when I don't have cell service to look up info online.
  • Alianyau
Good simple book. Lists how to get to each point clearly and describes with decent accuracy even 14 years later. Enough has changed that I would recommend getting the updated book. Still, happy with the purchase.
  • Malara
After thru-hiking the AT, my wife decided she wanted to go to the highest point in at least the continimerous 48 states (plus Hawaii as a reward). I bought a membership to the Highpointers Club and a copy of this book. We've used it to summit 13 states so far including easy drive-ups like Florida and Arkansas as well as challenges like Colorado (second highest point in the lower-48) and New Mexico.

While the book isn't a detailed hiking guide, it does contain information that is absolutely necessary to reach certain highpoints, especially those on private property. Additionally, the book contains a list of local highlights and interesting sites to see.

P.S. Our favorite highpoint, so far, is Kansas' Mount Sunflower!
  • Deorro
We used this book on a recent trip to NE. We really enjoyed the trip and our highpoint adventure. However, some of the write-ups were a bit "off," in terms of locating the access point, cost of access (way off), and difficulty.

All in all, very helpful, though!
  • Peles
Book is great... but Low quality printing...
I expected a bit more verbiage on hiking up to the high points that are also accessible by car. Also a bit more info on the surrounding area.