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Joined: July 11th, 2002, 1:13 pm

April 6th, 2005, 1:26 am #1

Everyone needs to take a trip to Mt Mitchell, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi and located in the heart of ACC land, Tobacco Road and the college basketball champion Tar Heels. (If one doesn't know the meaning of Tobacco Road, one doesn't know college basketball!)

BTW, Whats ice hockey??
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 6:42 pm

April 6th, 2005, 2:33 am #2

Ice hockey is the sport that the professionals have decided not to play. It's also the sport where one conference landed all four semifinal slots (the Frozen Four). The WCHA is certainly a tough conference.
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Joined: July 11th, 2002, 1:13 pm

April 6th, 2005, 2:47 am #3

ice has 2 uses; 1) to cover roads and allow ones car to slide out of control and 2) to place in ones sweat tea to provide a refreshing year round beverage (with a REAL lemon slice of course, Bless your heart!!)
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

April 6th, 2005, 12:54 pm #4

Ice hockey is the sport that the professionals have decided not to play. It's also the sport where one conference landed all four semifinal slots (the Frozen Four). The WCHA is certainly a tough conference.
This is the site where I go to forget about the fact that Minnesota beat my school Cornell 2-1 in OT in the national quarterfinals a week and a half ago. If the puck had only bounced the other way, I'd be on my way to Columbus right now for the Frozen Four with my stepson.

Hopefully, the Big Red will climb the mountain all the way to the national championship next year.
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Joined: March 15th, 2005, 11:24 pm

April 6th, 2005, 4:49 pm #5

Everyone needs to take a trip to Mt Mitchell, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi and located in the heart of ACC land, Tobacco Road and the college basketball champion Tar Heels. (If one doesn't know the meaning of Tobacco Road, one doesn't know college basketball!)

BTW, Whats ice hockey??
In all honesty, Patrick, we could all have easily been heading for Charles Mound this spring to celebrate. Illinois missed five, count 'em five, wide open three point shots at the end of the game that might have sunk the Heels. These are shots they made all season. Ask Arizona. They shot Arizona into submission (Ken Akerman are you around to testify?) by making up 15 points in the last four minutes of that game. However, Illinois had no answer for May, and that was that.

The real point of this note is to celebrate last night's victory by the Baylor women's basketball team. Unlike the Tar Heels, they left no room for debate with a 22 point demolition of Michigan State. Add to that the fact that they beat three number one seeds along the way. This championship has become big news down here in the Lone Star state (although we didn't turn over any cars or set anyone or anything on fire to celebrate). Shall we get that caravan to Guadalupe Peak on the road now?
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 9:07 pm

April 6th, 2005, 10:20 pm #6

Everyone needs to take a trip to Mt Mitchell, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi and located in the heart of ACC land, Tobacco Road and the college basketball champion Tar Heels. (If one doesn't know the meaning of Tobacco Road, one doesn't know college basketball!)

BTW, Whats ice hockey??
As a die-hard Michigan State fan (try cutting...i really DO bleed green), after seeing this year's football and hockey teams both together miss the postseason for just about the first time in eons, and seeing both basketball teams make the Final Four in dramatic storybook fashion only to bump into teams just way too good for them, this has been a sports season a highpointer can relate to.

Not making it to the summit, but a helluva journey along the way. And we'll be back.

p.s. We do Haleakala Sea to Summit, 10 days away and counting. 19 miles, 10,000+ feet in one day. What state highpoint can one be THAT stupid on?
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

April 10th, 2005, 5:01 am #7

Ice hockey is the sport that the professionals have decided not to play. It's also the sport where one conference landed all four semifinal slots (the Frozen Four). The WCHA is certainly a tough conference.
Since the Stanley Cup will not be awarded this year, the biggest hockey championship in North America is the <a href=http://www.ncaasports.com/icehockey/mens>NCAA hockey championship</a>. Like the <a href=http://www.network54.com/Forum/message? ... 00>Stanley Cup in 2001</a>, the NCAA championship trophy could make an appearance on the summit of <a href=http://americasroof.com/co.shtml>Mount Elbert</a> this summer. This is because the <a href=http://denverpioneers.collegesports.com ... University of Denver Pioneers</a> defeated the <a href=http://www.fightingsioux.com/sports/mhockey/>North Dakota Fighting Sioux</a>, 4-1, in the <a href=http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/d ... ampionship game Saturday night</a>.
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Joined: September 16th, 2004, 9:30 pm

April 13th, 2005, 3:18 pm #8

Ice hockey is the sport that the professionals have decided not to play. It's also the sport where one conference landed all four semifinal slots (the Frozen Four). The WCHA is certainly a tough conference.
A group of us that are Highpointers and University of Denver Pioneer hockey fans set off from Denver for the Frozen Four event last weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

In the wacky world of airfares, it was a much better deal to fly to Dayton, Ohio. A great staging point to summit both the Ohio and Indiana highpoints before and after the big championship game.

It was a perfect weekend all around as our team won and our summit bids were successful. Congratulations DU Pioneers!

On the positive side, Ohio's Campbell hill is a very clean and pleasant highpoint with a well constructed summit log register, signage and landscaping. Something to do with the adjacent vocational school, no doubt.
There's even a new sign that wasn't there when the Winger book was written. It seems to keep getting better.

On the negative side, Indiana's Hoosier Highpoint is now rivaling Mississippi for most trashed U. S. highpoint. Someone tore down the fence and bent the stile out of shape. At least there's still a highpoint post there surrounded by rocks anyway. The site needs some attention, but I don't know how you'd prevent someone else from trashing it again. There are road signs now for "Hoosier Highpoint" on the approaching roads that weren't there in the Wingers' book, anyway. It will always contend with Iowa for the "this spot is higher than everything around it?" highpoint.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

April 13th, 2005, 5:17 pm #9

Hockey and highpointing? Can life possibly get any better ... not even to mention that your team won it all. Congrats to Denver and their truly dominating performance in the Frozen Four. My disappointment over seeing Cornell lose was tempered by the fact that there was no way anyone was beating the Pioneers this week.

BTW ... Hoosier Hill was pretty trashed as well when I visited it a year and a half ago. I thought it had been cleaned up. Guess not.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

April 13th, 2005, 11:09 pm #10

A group of us that are Highpointers and University of Denver Pioneer hockey fans set off from Denver for the Frozen Four event last weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

In the wacky world of airfares, it was a much better deal to fly to Dayton, Ohio. A great staging point to summit both the Ohio and Indiana highpoints before and after the big championship game.

It was a perfect weekend all around as our team won and our summit bids were successful. Congratulations DU Pioneers!

On the positive side, Ohio's Campbell hill is a very clean and pleasant highpoint with a well constructed summit log register, signage and landscaping. Something to do with the adjacent vocational school, no doubt.
There's even a new sign that wasn't there when the Winger book was written. It seems to keep getting better.

On the negative side, Indiana's Hoosier Highpoint is now rivaling Mississippi for most trashed U. S. highpoint. Someone tore down the fence and bent the stile out of shape. At least there's still a highpoint post there surrounded by rocks anyway. The site needs some attention, but I don't know how you'd prevent someone else from trashing it again. There are road signs now for "Hoosier Highpoint" on the approaching roads that weren't there in the Wingers' book, anyway. It will always contend with Iowa for the "this spot is higher than everything around it?" highpoint.
Less than 10 months ago, <a href=http://www.tursi.com/steve/>Steve Tursi</a> reported that <a href=http://americasroof.com/ms.shtml>Woodall Mountain</a> in <a href=http://www.state.ms.us/index.jsp>Mississippi</a> had been cleaned up, writing that the area "<a href= http://www.network54.com/Forum/message? ... 212>seemed clean and well-kept</a>." Thus, it may no longer fair to consider Woodall Mountain among the messiest highpoints, unless the area has deteriorated drastically in the past 10 months.
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