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Highpoint #7: Michigan

Once we left the town of L’Anse in Michigan, we found this highpoint was at the end of a dirt road.  Thinking we didn’t have very far to travel, we forged ahead down the road above.  Little did we know. After driving on the dirt road for several miles, we came to a roadblock. The…

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Highpoint #6: Wisconsin

Wisconsin is very similar to Minnesota.  Oddly enough, after living next door to this state for my entire life, I really hadn’t seen the northern portion in any detail.  The state is populated with farms, about a quarter of a mile apart.  Scattered across the farmland are small patches of wooded areas. The one thing…

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Highpoint #5: Iowa

After a very wet camping trip at Blue Mound State Park (in Minnesota), we drove south to Iowa’s highest point – Hawkeye Point.  It is located just north of Sibley, Iowa or just south of the Minnesota/Iowa border.  There is not much to see along the way except wind turbines.  The land is mostly farm…

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Highpoint #4: Georgia

I have to start this highpointing experience off with a small tangent, if you don’t mind.  Older Son was in our hotel room a day or so ago, found staring at a cup of water very intently.  When we asked him what he was doing, he replied, “Marking orange juice.” “Come again?” we thought. He…

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Highpoint #3: Tennessee

Some states know to to mark their highest point, and some don’t.  Unlike South Carolina, Tennessee knows how to make a visitor feel welcome.  On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 we successfully reached the highest point of Tennessee, know as Clingman’s Dome.  It was 6,643 feet high, and made even higher by a concrete observation platform.…

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Highpoint #2: North Carolina

This highpoint was supposed to be just an hour away from our hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.  When we left, we started down a road and quickly found a sign that said “Road Closed, 15 miles Ahead.”  Our only problem was that the GPS told us the highpoint was 26 miles down this road.  That…

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Highpoint #1: South Carolina

It’s official.  We reached our first state highpoint today around 2:06 p.m (local time).  As planned, we drove up the Sassafras Mountains to South Carolina’s highest point.  I have to admit, this trip was a lot different than I expected, but I’m glad we finally made it. We left our hotel around 11:00 a.m., thinking that this…