where you must reach the highest points in a given geographic area
: in the United States
set out to bag the highest point
in each of the fifty states. This could involve a drive on a highway
), a train
ride (Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
), a strenuous hike, or in the case of Washington
, and Wyoming
, rock climbing
, of course, includes the world class mountain, Mt. McKinley
. (Before you go: search and rescue operations by the Park Service in Denali are conducted on a discretionary basis. Bring a sweater.)
For the truly obsessed, highpointer Andy Martin publishes a guide to the highest points in America
- all 3140 of them.
Because it's there.