National Park Highpoints

National Park Highpoints

Shepherd johnson
Shepherd johnson

March 23rd, 2002, 4:47 am #1

I was just wondering if anybody else out there is doing National Park highpoints. I have climbed a few and researched all the National Parks. It is pretty interesting and the different highpoints are as varied as the state highpoints. It all looks fine and dandy until you get to the Alaska National Parks, Denali in Denali Nat'l Park; Mt St Elais in Wrangell-St. Elias Nat'l Park; and Mt Fairweather in Glacier Bay Nat'l Park are all formidable expeditions. However, the lower 48 and Hawaii National Parks have some outstanding highpoints.
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Chris
Chris

March 23rd, 2002, 2:55 pm #2

Do you have a list? This sounds like an interesting idea. (Oh, by the way, do adirondack and catskill, national scenic areas, national military historic parks, etc count as NP highpoints?)
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John G
John G

March 23rd, 2002, 9:36 pm #3

The county highpointers have lists for the highest point of just about everything. In Andy Martin's book "County High Points", there is a list of the highest point of the national parks currently in existence(not monuments, historic parks, etc; just true national parks). These include all 54 of the current parks (Great Sand Dunes will be converted to a park soon, I hear, to make 55).

There are several of us that have done some of these. I personally have visited 10 NP highpoints, but I think there are some folks that are close to completion.

For more information, go to www.cohp.org, and find out how to contact us. You can reach Andy to buy a copy of his list book (we call it "the bible").

PS Five of the state hps are national parks also (AK, WA, CA, TX, and NC)
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Smoky Haze
Smoky Haze

March 24th, 2002, 10:45 pm #4

The highest point in TN is Clingmans Dome which is in the GSMNP. NC hightpoint is Mt. Mitchell which is not in a NP but within Mt. Mitchell State Park.
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roger
roger

March 24th, 2002, 11:19 pm #5

I was just wondering if anybody else out there is doing National Park highpoints. I have climbed a few and researched all the National Parks. It is pretty interesting and the different highpoints are as varied as the state highpoints. It all looks fine and dandy until you get to the Alaska National Parks, Denali in Denali Nat'l Park; Mt St Elais in Wrangell-St. Elias Nat'l Park; and Mt Fairweather in Glacier Bay Nat'l Park are all formidable expeditions. However, the lower 48 and Hawaii National Parks have some outstanding highpoints.
The cohp site is down temporarily.

The list compiled by Andy Martin (c) 1993 is still available at the cohp predecessor
http://www.k-online.com/~esquared/outdo ... m#natlpark

Andy's list is part of his county highpoint book which you can buy directly from him for $8 plus $2 shipping:
Andy Martin
3030 N. Sarsaparilla Pl.
Tucson AZ 85749
Email: [url=mailto:martin@mmsi.com]martin@mmsi.com[/url]


Here's the list from the k-online site

Acadia; Cadillac Mountain; 1,528
Arches; Elephant Butte; 5,653
Badlands; unnamed; 3,340+
Big Bend; Emory Peak; 7,825
Biscayne; spot elevation; 9
Bryce Canyon; Rainbow Point; 9,115
Canyonlands; on mesa rim; 7,160+
Capitol Reef; on boundary line; 8,960
Carlsbad Caverns; spot elev.; 6,535
Carlsbad Caverns; unnamed; 6,520+
Channel Islands; Devils Peak; 2,450+
Crater Lake; Mount Scott; 8,929
Death Valley; Telescope Peak; 11,048
Denali; Mount McKinley; 20,320
Dry Tortugas; on Loggerhead Key; 10
Everglades; Rattlesnake Ridge; 7'10.3"
Gates of the Arctic; Mt Igikpak; 8,276
Glacier; Mount Cleveland; 10,466
Glacier Bay; Mt Fairweather; 15,300
Grand Canyon; Lookout Tower; 9,165
Grand Teton; Grand Teton; 13,770
Great Basin; Wheeler Peak; 13,063
Great Smoky Mts.; Clingmans Dome; 6,643
Guadalupe Mts.; Guadalupe Peak; 8,749
Haleakala; Red Hill; 10,023
Hawaii Volcanoes; Mauna Loa; 13,679
Hot Springs; Music Mountain; 1,400+
Isle Royale; Mount Desor; 1,394
Joshua Tree; Quail Mountain; 5,813
Katmai; Knife Peak Volcano; 7,600+
Kenai Fjords; 59:48 N, 150:9 W; 6,400+
Kings Canyon; North Palisade; 14,242
Kobuk Valley; Mt. Angayukaqsraq; 4,700+
Lake Clark; Redoubt Volcano; 10,197
Lassen Volcano; Lassen Peak; 10,457
Mammoth Cave; unnamed; 920+
Mesa Verde; Park Point Lookout; 8,571
Mount Rainier; Mount Rainier; 14,410
North Cascades; Goode Mountain; 9,200+
Olympic; Mount Olympus; 7,969
Petrified Forest; Pilot Rock; 6,234
Redwood; Schoolhouse Peak; 3,097
Rocky Mountain; Longs Peak; 14,255
Saguaro; Mica Mountain; 8,664
Samoa; Lata Mountain; 3,160+
Sequoia; Mount Whitney; 14,491
Shenandoah; Hawksbill; 4,050
Theodore Roosevelt; (Peck Hill); 2,860+
Virgin Islands; Bordeaux Mtn.; 1,280+
Voyageurs; point at "Tower"; 1,400+
Wind Cave; Rankin Ridge; 5,013
Wrangell-St. Elias; Mt St Elias; 18,008
Yellowstone; Eagle Peak; 11,367
Yosemite; Mount Lyell; 13,114
Zion; Horse Ranch Mtn.; 8,726

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PJ
PJ

March 26th, 2002, 2:40 pm #6

That's one of the more interesting lists I've seen in a while. Almost tempts me to start another list -- I've done 10 already. Combining the severe avalanche danger of Mt. Fairweather with finding your way to a lump of dirt in the everglades makes it seem a lot like highpointing.
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Ken Akerman
Ken Akerman

March 26th, 2002, 4:00 pm #7

The cohp site is down temporarily.

The list compiled by Andy Martin (c) 1993 is still available at the cohp predecessor
http://www.k-online.com/~esquared/outdo ... m#natlpark

Andy's list is part of his county highpoint book which you can buy directly from him for $8 plus $2 shipping:
Andy Martin
3030 N. Sarsaparilla Pl.
Tucson AZ 85749
Email: [url=mailto:martin@mmsi.com]martin@mmsi.com[/url]


Here's the list from the k-online site

Acadia; Cadillac Mountain; 1,528
Arches; Elephant Butte; 5,653
Badlands; unnamed; 3,340+
Big Bend; Emory Peak; 7,825
Biscayne; spot elevation; 9
Bryce Canyon; Rainbow Point; 9,115
Canyonlands; on mesa rim; 7,160+
Capitol Reef; on boundary line; 8,960
Carlsbad Caverns; spot elev.; 6,535
Carlsbad Caverns; unnamed; 6,520+
Channel Islands; Devils Peak; 2,450+
Crater Lake; Mount Scott; 8,929
Death Valley; Telescope Peak; 11,048
Denali; Mount McKinley; 20,320
Dry Tortugas; on Loggerhead Key; 10
Everglades; Rattlesnake Ridge; 7'10.3"
Gates of the Arctic; Mt Igikpak; 8,276
Glacier; Mount Cleveland; 10,466
Glacier Bay; Mt Fairweather; 15,300
Grand Canyon; Lookout Tower; 9,165
Grand Teton; Grand Teton; 13,770
Great Basin; Wheeler Peak; 13,063
Great Smoky Mts.; Clingmans Dome; 6,643
Guadalupe Mts.; Guadalupe Peak; 8,749
Haleakala; Red Hill; 10,023
Hawaii Volcanoes; Mauna Loa; 13,679
Hot Springs; Music Mountain; 1,400+
Isle Royale; Mount Desor; 1,394
Joshua Tree; Quail Mountain; 5,813
Katmai; Knife Peak Volcano; 7,600+
Kenai Fjords; 59:48 N, 150:9 W; 6,400+
Kings Canyon; North Palisade; 14,242
Kobuk Valley; Mt. Angayukaqsraq; 4,700+
Lake Clark; Redoubt Volcano; 10,197
Lassen Volcano; Lassen Peak; 10,457
Mammoth Cave; unnamed; 920+
Mesa Verde; Park Point Lookout; 8,571
Mount Rainier; Mount Rainier; 14,410
North Cascades; Goode Mountain; 9,200+
Olympic; Mount Olympus; 7,969
Petrified Forest; Pilot Rock; 6,234
Redwood; Schoolhouse Peak; 3,097
Rocky Mountain; Longs Peak; 14,255
Saguaro; Mica Mountain; 8,664
Samoa; Lata Mountain; 3,160+
Sequoia; Mount Whitney; 14,491
Shenandoah; Hawksbill; 4,050
Theodore Roosevelt; (Peck Hill); 2,860+
Virgin Islands; Bordeaux Mtn.; 1,280+
Voyageurs; point at "Tower"; 1,400+
Wind Cave; Rankin Ridge; 5,013
Wrangell-St. Elias; Mt St Elias; 18,008
Yellowstone; Eagle Peak; 11,367
Yosemite; Mount Lyell; 13,114
Zion; Horse Ranch Mtn.; 8,726
I'd like to climb Mica Mountain, highest point of Saguaro National Park, during this spring. Spring is the best time of year to climb this peak because it is a long hike with a wide elevation gain, and summer would be too hot. If you climb it in early or mid spring, you would have enough daylight to complete the entire hike in one day, and it won't be too hot in the lowlands nor would it be too cold near the summit. The winter in Arizona has been very mild and dry so there has been little or no snow on any of the mountains in that area.

If anyone is interested in joining me for an April or May hike and climb to the summit of Mica Mountain, please contact me. Thanks.

Ken
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John G
John G

March 28th, 2002, 3:53 am #8

The highest point in TN is Clingmans Dome which is in the GSMNP. NC hightpoint is Mt. Mitchell which is not in a NP but within Mt. Mitchell State Park.
I knew that. Sorry.
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roger
roger

March 28th, 2002, 3:49 pm #9

I was just wondering if anybody else out there is doing National Park highpoints. I have climbed a few and researched all the National Parks. It is pretty interesting and the different highpoints are as varied as the state highpoints. It all looks fine and dandy until you get to the Alaska National Parks, Denali in Denali Nat'l Park; Mt St Elais in Wrangell-St. Elias Nat'l Park; and Mt Fairweather in Glacier Bay Nat'l Park are all formidable expeditions. However, the lower 48 and Hawaii National Parks have some outstanding highpoints.
[notably absent from both the askmen and about lists is baxter state park but then baxter is technically not a state park]
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1. Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Texas
2. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - Florida
3. Cathedral Gorge State Park - Nevada
4. Mohican State Park - Ohio
5. Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada
6. Montauk State Park - Missouri
7. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - California
8. Silver Falls State Park - Oregon
9. Denali State Park - Alaska
10. Roxborough State Park - Colorado


About has a list of best parks in states:
http://usparks.about.com/blbestparks.htm

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http://money.cnn.com/best/bpvac/
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