Highpointing: Mount Elbert, Colorado

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Mount Elbert was not the first choice. Originally we were going to film Wheeler Peak in New Mexico, but in the weeks prior to our departure for that highpoint, Carson National Forest was closed due to fire. Ten days before flying out I made the decision to change venues and go for Mt. Elbert instead. […]

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Welcome to Season 5 – Tennessee’s Natural Bridges

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Hello again! Welcome to Season 5 of Rooftops of America. At some point I am going to learn that “easy” survey type episodes are not always easy to pull together. This particular one required four separate days in four separate locations over the course of two months. It was another solo project. Originally I wanted […]

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Highpointing: Selene Point, the Moon

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Welcome to the April Fools Day episode that turned into something much bigger. This episode all started with a throwaway line in a top ten episode I am working on for a later date. I liked the idea so much I thought it would be a nice little April First episode. The “joke” being why […]

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10 Hiking Essentials That Should be in Your Pack!

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Spring is right around the corner and that means hiking season will soon be in full swing. I want to share with you some of the tools and items that you will always find in my pack to help deal with any unexpected situations and to be able to adventure more confidently and safely. This […]

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Two Summits: An essay

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Below is the Two Summits essay as it was written. Enjoy! On a warm, sunny July morning I trudged up to the top of my first “14-er.” Mount Elbert rises above Leadville to touch the sky at 14,440 feet. It calls to you to climb it, standing tall and bold against the skyline, filling your […]

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Highpointing: Minor’s Hill, Arlington County, Virginia – BONUS!

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Happy New Year! Welcome to Minor’s Hill, the first bonus highpointing episode of Rooftops of America. A while back it occurred to me that I could easily expand the series and highlight places of interest that wouldn’t be touched on if I adhered to a rigid interpretation of Rooftops of America. In some ways I […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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Have a wonderful holiday season. I’ll see you all in the New Year!  

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Highland Rim – Season 4 Recap

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Another season comes to a close. In addition to providing a chance to thank everyone (Summer, Hunter, Junior (a.k.a “Purple Ham,) Brian, & Brett) for taking the time to help create the season; I also like to use the season recaps as a chance to try new things that may eventually make it into upcoming […]

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Highpointing: Guadalupe Peak, Texas

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Guadalupe Peak is a favorite for many highpointers and after visiting it is easy to see why. It is a stunning area, unlike anything else in Texas. The peak rises up off the desert floor, a giant ancient ocean reef that looks like an massive wall in the distance. El Capitan stands like an indomitable […]

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Highpointing: Cheaha Mountain, Alabama

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Cheaha Mountain was almost a bust. You can tell by the fog in the footage. When I arrived it was still fogged in. This was even after I had decided to go to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park first. Having drove four hours from Nashville I kept in good humor and embraced the absurdity of […]

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