Purpose of this Blog

This is where I will be documenting my journey, my stuggles and my acomplishments on my life goal of climbing to the top of the highest peak in every state in the United States. Below is the map of all of the highest points in the USA.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Next set

It has been a while, but I am thinking of doing my next set of highpoints the last weekend of this month before school starts. Let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eagle Mountain

Well.... I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! I am amazed. The weather predictions were completely wrong. I was so nervous for this one, but I didn't give myself enough credit. It was in no way an easy hike, but I didn't give up like I have so many times before. Thinking back to past geology field trips and field camp, I missed out on some amazing things because I gave up. I am so glad that is past me, no more giving up:). It is a beautiful 70 degrees up here, almost no clouds. Feeing great! Got to meet my first highpointer other than John and I. She was almost done on her 46th state, talk about amazing!!


Location:Forest Route 153,Grand Marais,United States

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mt. Arvon

Take that!! This stupid highpoint tried to bring us down, but we would not allow it!!!! Drove for 6 hours on muddy bumpy dirt roads to get here but we did it. We came around from the other side. We were within 1 mile of the highpoint twice, but could not pass. The Garmin could get us there but there was no path or passable way to go. From now on we will use the directions from summitpost, NOT the Garmin. So glad we made it and it was an amazing view from the top. Overall good day.


My Michigan Adventure

Well...after two hours of driving on dirt logging roads to try and get to Mt. Arvon, we finally reached a road impassable by our Saturn. So I will have to return at a later time with a four wheel drive high clearance vehicle. Any volunteers??? I am disappointed that I will have to make the trip again at a later time, but at least it is not that far of a drive.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Timm's Hill

I did it(with the company of John and Timothy Turtle) first highpoint. Harder than all the blogs left to believe, but that could be because we took the long way :). It was a beautiful day, partly cloudy, light breeze and about 68 degrees. TONS of bugs. Now we are sitting at Hill of Beans Coffee shop where the highpoint log book is. Looking forward to a smoothie and piece of pie:)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Preparation Night

Super excited to start the trip tomorrow, gathering all supplies, packing all the food, and double checking we have everything. Got new hiking boots yesterday, wore them all day today. Hoping they won't cause problems later.

Picked up a new toy today. I plan on taking him on every high top trip. I picked it for lots of reasons....first off it green which is my favorite color, second off its small and light so it won't be too annoying to carry, and third its a turtle which represents that I am not the fastest hiker:) Hopefully it will be really funny as I climb the last high-point in Alaska, thinking about how far I will have come.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The countdown is begining

Only 21 more days until I begin my journey to hike to the top of the highest point in every state. I have been in contact with a friend of a friend wh has done this battle already. Got some great tips and I can not wait to start. By the end of this month I will have my first 3 states done:) WOOHOO.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Plan

WooHoo, plans are starting to fall into place. Looks like I will need 5 days in the summer to get my first three states. Day 1 to drive and hike up Timm's Hill, WI. Day 2 to drive and hike up Mount Arvon, MI. Day 3 to Drive to Eagle Mountain, MN. Day 4 to hike up Eagle Mountain, MN. Finally Day 5, to drive home with a stop in Osseo, WI for world known pie:)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Training Begins!

I have offically began my training for what i assume to be one of my best accomplishments of my life. Incline running and walking at gym to help increase my stamina for when the hiking begins in the summer. This summer I plan on completing Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa if time allows. Wish me luck and if you have any suggestions please let me know:)