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|difficulty ranking project||distance calculator||National Forest highpoints||information maps   videos|
|county highpointer events||floating glob radius calculator||"Deserving" highpoints||biographies|
|creative county concepts||peak photo pixel analysis||"Helman" counties   State Parks||contact information|
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|peaklist depth and popularity||mean county elevations||USA geo-extreme points||zonal and octant highpoints|
|Fred's Completion Roster||Lidar analyses (offsite)||U.S.Territory highpoints||test of new maps|
|Highpoints and Peaks||Topo Charts / Weather||Literature|
|Summitpost, Seven Summits||Acme.com, Topoquest, MyTopo||General Hiking and Camping|
|Peakbagger.com||NOAA/NWS, Weather.com, Wunderground||General Mountaineering|
|state highpointers, HPF, Jakk||USGS Topographical Data||Highpoint-Specific Literature|
|More Useful Links|
Acme.com, entire 7.5' quads
County Outlines, aeronautical
Mapquest, Map Link Store
ESRI Maps, Excite Maps
Census Maps, Expedia Maps
Benchmarks, State HP
Fire / Route Conditions
Daily Wildfire Reports, Large Fires
Skiing Conditions, NE trails
Snow archives, current snow
Peaklist.org (Aaron Maizlish)
Canada, Climber.org reports
Scott Surgent's site, NY State
Lists of John, Petter Bjørstad's site
Richard Carey's site, Bob Burd's site
North America Highest (G.Roach)
Idaho Peaks, Idaho Climbing Guide
NV Classics, Mazamas (Oregon)
New England, State Highpointers
American Alpine Club, Ireland
Desert Peaks Section (DPS)
World Mountaineering Clubs
CHAmois Mountaineering Club (UK)
mtnguide.org (nearly identical list)
Data Download, Books
void-free DEM data
Water Data, EPA
National Assn., Extra Milers, Ham Radio
County boundary changes since 1970
Forest Service, Country List, Geocaching
Lat/Long Collectors (Confluences),
Mountain Guides, Outdoors Survival Gear
Chessler Books, Debunking Mountain Myths
County Highpoint Trip ReportsAs of January 2015 there are just over 7,800 county highpoint trip reports, several dozen for National Park highpoints and a small number for National Monuments. Additional reports are available by linking to external websites. Some of these reports are available only by special request from the webmaster. To view county highpoint reports click on relevant state(s) from the following map. Some reports may no longer be valid. Hence for a given county they should be reviewed in reverse chronological order. Other reports provide little substantive information, yet are retained after a community-wide discussion for their potential historical and/or entertainment value. The reader determines which reports are of value for his specific goals - not the webmaster. Hence all reports are presented.
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DisclaimerAttempting to reach some of the points listed in this web site can be dangerous, and could lead to accidents resulting in injury or death. Some of the summits lie in rugged and isolated regions, where even minor mishaps can escalate into a life threatening crisis. Other locations lie on private property, military bases, and other areas where access is restricted. Trespassing in these areas can result in being arrested, shot at, or worse. Right of access to these areas is constantly changing, and access in the past does not guarantee present access. By use of these web pages, the reader hereby releases the trip report authors, trip report compiler, and webmaster from liability for any injury, including but not limited to monetary loss, death, and other damages that might in any way be connected with this web site.