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…

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.…

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…

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…