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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Photo Gallery


Below, in alphabetical order, are a collection of slide shows with images from the highpoints that have been visited so far. You can find the individual photos on various episode posts. Just follow the link on the name. Enjoy! Black Mesa, Oklahoma Black Mountain, Kentucky Campbell Hill, Ohio Charles Mound, Illinois Cheaha Mountain, Alabama Driskill […]

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Highpointing: Hoye-Crest (Backbone Mountain,) Maryland

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Hoye-Crest, the highpoint of Maryland can be found in a remote, wild part of the state, but to get to it you need to start next door in West Virginia. This parallels the relationship between the state highpoint with the actual summit of Backbone Mountain. It is just a subpeak on the ridge, while the […]

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Highpointing: Hoosier Hill, Indiana

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The highest point in Indiana, Hoosier Hill, can be a bit anti-climatic if you aren’t in the right mindset. It’s in a rural part of the state, there doesn’t appear to be much else around, it’s tucked away in a dense grove with no real views, and you can park and be on the “summit” […]

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Highpointing: Hawkeye Point, Iowa

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Iowa is a land of farms, notably corn and soybeans. It is an agricultural powerhouse and its highpoint reflects that legacy. Hawkeye Point is on the remains of a family farm, the Sterler’s farm to be precise. The summit is only a few yards away from a silo and depending on the time of year […]

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Highpointing: Eagle Mountain, Minnesota

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Eagle Mountain, the highpoint of the Land of 10,000 Lakes can be quite literally found in a land of lakes. The Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness is more known for its extensive paddling opportunities than its hikes. This is the second time I have reached the summit of this highpoint and it was a bit […]

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