50 States, 50 Peaks, and 1 Big Adventure

50 States, 50 Peaks, and 1 Big Adventure

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The idea of an adventure, exploring the outdoors, and pushing physical limitations has been part of what has defined me. For me hiking to the top of all 50 States represents a chance to not only achieve a challenging goal, but set a platform in which I hope to inspire and educate others while sharing my adventure to the top I want to demonstrate what is possible; that physically and mentally we can do much more than most people dream. It is also critically important to remind and educate people of the freedom we possess as individuals, and the inherent responsibility of preserving our country. This includes topics such as education about Leave No Trace and what our personal impact has on the people and environment around us.

The 50 States adventure evolved while on Thanksgiving vacation visiting my family. I had a choice of either, driving directly home or going for an adventure. .What began as a simple search for a hike along the route home quickly spun into 2-day adventure. This “normal” Saturday morning turned into one of the greatest weekends of my life. Instead of the usual 8-hour drive home from upstate New York, to Lynchburg Virginia, I explored some of the most beautiful countryside, back roads, and in two days stood at the highest peaks of 5 different states. By the time I reached home, the a goal to summit all 50 States was not just an idea but starting to become a reality. This was just the beginning of an exciting journey, one I am looking forward to sharing with you.

Our mission is to summit all 50 states in 50 months. Follow along on athletichuman.com to see the action as it progresses. As an individual, you can get involved by sharing the mission with your friends by word of mouth and of course through social media. Receive updates by signing up as a follower of each blog and follow us on twitter: @kuhland. If you represent a company, we are partnering and seeking sponsorship through companies who share my commitment to the environment, fitness, outdoor exploration, and preserving the freedom in America. Contact me at 50states@athletichuman.com for more information.

Photo Nov 25, 5 50 12 PM

 

File:Map of USA elevations.png

RankStatePeak Elev-FtRange (Level 3)
1.AlaskaMount McKinley20,320Alaska Range
2.CaliforniaMount Whitney14,495Sierra Nevada
3.ColoradoMount Elbert14,433Southern Rocky Mountains
4.WashingtonMount Rainier14,411Cascade Range
5.WyomingGannett Peak13,804Greater Yellowstone Rockies
6.HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii
7.UtahKings Peak13,528Western Rocky Mountains
8.New MexicoWheeler Peak13,161Southern Rocky Mountains
9.NevadaBoundary Peak13,140Great Basin Ranges
10.MontanaGranite Peak12,799Greater Yellowstone Rockies
11.IdahoBorah Peak12,662Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains
12.ArizonaHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau
13.OregonMount Hood11,239Cascade Range
14.TexasGuadalupe Peak8749Southwest Basins and Ranges
15.South DakotaHarney Peak7242Great Plains
16.North CarolinaMount Mitchell6684Blue Ridge Mountains
17.TennesseeClingmans Dome6643Blue Ridge Mountains
18.New HampshireMount Washington6288Northern U.S. Appalachians
19.VirginiaMount Rogers5729Blue Ridge Mountains
20.NebraskaPanorama Point5426Great Plains
21.New YorkMount Marcy5344Canadian Shield
22.MaineKatahdin5268Northern U.S. Appalachians
23.OklahomaBlack Mesa4973Great Plains
24.West VirginiaSpruce Knob4861Appalachian Plateaus
25.GeorgiaBrasstown Bald4784Blue Ridge Mountains
26.VermontMount Mansfield4393Northern U.S. Appalachians
27.KentuckyBlack Mountain4139Appalachian Plateaus
28.KansasMount Sunflower4039Great Plains
29.South CarolinaSassafras Mountain3554Blue Ridge Mountains
30.North DakotaWhite Butte3506Great Plains
31.MassachusettsMount Greylock3487Northern U.S. Appalachians
32.MarylandBackbone Mountain3360Appalachian Plateaus
33.PennsylvaniaMount Davis3213Appalachian Plateaus
34.ArkansasMagazine Mountain2753Ozark Highlands
35.AlabamaCheaha Mountain2405Appalachian Ridges
36.ConnecticutMount Frissell-South Slope2372Northern U.S. Appalachians
37.MinnesotaEagle Mountain2301Midwest-Great Lakes Area
38.MichiganMount Arvon1978Midwest-Great Lakes Area
39.WisconsinTimms Hill1951Midwest-Great Lakes Area
40.New JerseyHigh Point1803Appalachian Ridges
41.MissouriTaum Sauk Mountain1772Ozark Highlands
42.IowaHawkeye Point1670Great Plains
43.OhioCampbell Hill1549Midwest-Great Lakes Area
44.IndianaHoosier Hill1257Midwest-Great Lakes Area
45.IllinoisCharles Mound1235Midwest-Great Lakes Area
46.Rhode IslandJerimoth Hill812Northern U.S. Appalachians
47.MississippiWoodall Mountain806Appalachian Plateaus
48.LouisianaDriskill Mountain535Ozark Highlands
49.DelawareEbright Azimuth442Northern U.S. Appalachians
50.District of ColumbiaReno Reservoir415Blue Ridge Mountains
51.FloridaBritton Hill345Piedmont-Southeast Coast

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_elevations.png

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_elevation

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