I was asked recently how Austin and I plan our highpointing trips. It’s not quite as easy as waking up in the morning and saying “this summer I’ll go climb the highest point in Texas”. Unfortunately that’s exactly what I did for my first highpoint, and I paid for it…literally. You see if I had […]
Hi! I’m the builder of this site and a fellow backpacker. In 2013 I climbed Guadalupe Peak, my first highpoint, and I have been hooked ever since. In my “time-off” from highpointing I work as a paramedic in a trauma center ER in Dallas.
Keep updated with our “Highpointing Map”. Click on the title above to follow the link to our interactive map where you can view all of the state highpoints, as well as the states that we have already completed. Play around with the map features and tell us what you think. Now stop reading this post and […]
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The Guadalupe Mountains rise over 8,000 feet stretching from southern New Mexico into Texas. Although 280 Million years ago during the Permian period Guadalupe Peak and the Guadalupe Mountains sat below sea level as part of a giant barrier reef.
Mt. Elbert stands at a commanding 14,439 ft and ranks as the third highest state highpoint only after Mt. Whitney in California and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. It also tops off the number one place of Colorado’s famous 14’ers.
Humphreys Peak towers over its neighboring mountains which, together, make up the San Francisco Peaks of Arizona. All of the peaks in this range trace their heritage back to volcanic beginnings. Humphreys Peak was once an active volcano which was thought to tower upwards of 16,000+ feet in elevation. This once massive summit met its fate when […]