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

Rank State Peak  Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)
1. Alaska Mount McKinley 20,320 Alaska Range
2. California Mount Whitney 14,495 Sierra Nevada
3. Colorado Mount Elbert 14,433 Southern Rocky Mountains
4. Washington Mount Rainier 14,411 Cascade Range
5. Wyoming Gannett Peak 13,804 Greater Yellowstone Rockies
6. Hawaii Mauna Kea 13,796 Hawaii
7. Utah Kings Peak 13,528 Western Rocky Mountains
8. New Mexico Wheeler Peak 13,161 Southern Rocky Mountains
9. Nevada Boundary Peak 13,140 Great Basin Ranges
10. Montana Granite Peak 12,799 Greater Yellowstone Rockies
11. Idaho Borah Peak 12,662 Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky Mountains
12. Arizona Humphreys Peak 12,633 Colorado Plateau
13. Oregon Mount Hood 11,239 Cascade Range
14. Texas Guadalupe Peak 8749 Southwest Basins and Ranges
15. South Dakota Harney Peak 7242 Great Plains
16. North Carolina Mount Mitchell 6684 Blue Ridge Mountains
17. Tennessee Clingmans Dome 6643 Blue Ridge Mountains
18. New Hampshire Mount Washington 6288 Northern U.S. Appalachians
19. Virginia Mount Rogers 5729 Blue Ridge Mountains
20. Nebraska Panorama Point 5426 Great Plains
21. New York Mount Marcy 5344 Canadian Shield
22. Maine Katahdin 5268 Northern U.S. Appalachians
23. Oklahoma Black Mesa 4973 Great Plains
24. West Virginia Spruce Knob 4861 Appalachian Plateaus
25. Georgia Brasstown Bald 4784 Blue Ridge Mountains
26. Vermont Mount Mansfield 4393 Northern U.S. Appalachians
27. Kentucky Black Mountain 4139 Appalachian Plateaus
28. Kansas Mount Sunflower 4039 Great Plains
29. South Carolina Sassafras Mountain 3554 Blue Ridge Mountains
30. North Dakota White Butte 3506 Great Plains
31. Massachusetts Mount Greylock 3487 Northern U.S. Appalachians
32. Maryland Backbone Mountain 3360 Appalachian Plateaus
33. Pennsylvania Mount Davis 3213 Appalachian Plateaus
34. Arkansas Magazine Mountain 2753 Ozark Highlands
35. Alabama Cheaha Mountain 2405 Appalachian Ridges
36. Connecticut Mount Frissell-South Slope 2372 Northern U.S. Appalachians
37. Minnesota Eagle Mountain 2301 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
38. Michigan Mount Arvon 1978 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
39. Wisconsin Timms Hill 1951 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
40. New Jersey High Point 1803 Appalachian Ridges
41. Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain 1772 Ozark Highlands
42. Iowa Hawkeye Point 1670 Great Plains
43. Ohio Campbell Hill 1549 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
44. Indiana Hoosier Hill 1257 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
45. Illinois Charles Mound 1235 Midwest-Great Lakes Area
46. Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill 812 Northern U.S. Appalachians
47. Mississippi Woodall Mountain 806 Appalachian Plateaus
48. Louisiana Driskill Mountain 535 Ozark Highlands
49. Delaware Ebright Azimuth 442 Northern U.S. Appalachians
50. District of Columbia Reno Reservoir 415 Blue Ridge Mountains
51. Florida Britton Hill 345 Piedmont-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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