County Highpointer Creations
This page serves as an archive of creative works
with county highpointing as central theme.
Creative Works Index (arranged chronologically)
- Random Handful (2006) -
Trapper Robbins' music website. "Green Dreams"
(see below) is but one of many offerings. Check this out - you'll be the happier for it!
- Green Dreams (December 2003) -
Trapper Robbins composes and plays a witty and entertaining song about the often unsavory circumstances
one must suffer through in completing a state ("green dreams").
The song is about four minutes in duration and 4 megabytes in file size.
One megabyte per minute of playing time is typical of MP3 files.
- Word Finder (December 2003) - Bob Bolton produced a
computer application that builds a two-dimensional array of letters based upon a user-specified list
of words to be "hidden" inside the array.
A sample array is given here
for the fifteen Arizona county names and county highpoint names. Twenty-nine words are present,
rather than thirty, because the word "Graham" serves for both the county and highpoint names;
Gila County has two named highpoints; and because Greenlee County's highpoint is unnamed.
The link above is to a 4.2 megabyte zip file and will take a while to download if you have a standard
modem connection. Once saved to your hard drive, unzip the contents to a new directory. Hopefully you
have Winzip to accomplish this task in Windows. To obtain the latest version of Winzip
If on a UNIX system, use standard command syntax.
Read these instructions to follow the
setup procedure and generate your own word puzzle. It would be wonderful if puzzles with county
and/or highpoint names could be created and posted here for all to share and enjoy.
completed county puzzles
- Palindromes (March 2006) - Jerry Brekhus
offers numerous examples of palindromes
related to mountain elevations and county highpointing.
- Humorous County highpoint patches (July 2006) - Darryl Montgomery creates two
"interesting" paintings, with textured relief, related to county highpointing,
and intended only in jest to be county highpoint patches.
- Farmville (October 2009) - Andy Martin creates this
county highpoint rendition of a popular online game.
- County Highpointing in Graphs (December 2010) - Adam Helman and others portray
assorted aspects of the hobby with a fair degree of hyperbole.
view graphs 1 to 7
view graphs 8 to 14
view graphs 15 to 21
- "Kahiltna Crevasse" (March 2011) - Edward Earl creates this
cartoon drawing of a monstrous crevasse on the Kahiltna Glacier at Denali.
- Hazards of County Highpointing (August 2011) - Andy Martin creates this
photographic collage displaying the very worst of our hobby.
- Emoticon-inspired artwork (July 2013) - The webmaster's mother, Blossom Helman,
uses facial expressions, found in Email messages to convey mood, and other tiny symbols
to paint the names of well-known mountains. Some peaks may not be county highpoints.
The originally supplied versions were vertically oriented like Chinese writing.
The webmaster edited them in Windows Paint to create horizontal formats.
Mountains are ordered by ascending topographic prominence.