On June 28th through July 6th, JO & BC went on a gigantic super-trip in which 14 highpoints were bagged. We hiked every southern state, as well as many states on the eastern seaboard. This trip brought our total up to 20 states! Here are the stats of the trip, all climbs are easy drive ups unless mileage is noted:

The following 14 highpoint reports are from the super-trip, enjoy!

We left from Boston MA around 8pm Friday and drove through the night, getting a little sleep in the car. On Saturday, we kept driving all morning into the afternoon, arriving at the Florida highpoint around 4:30pm.


 


Highpoint: Britton Hill
State
: Florida
Height: 345 ft.
Highpoint #: 7
Date: 6/29/2002
Trails: N/A
Distance: About 50 feet roundtrip.
Vertical Gain: 30 feet
Time Taken: 5 min.
Weather: Drizzly, a little foggy, 50ís
Group: JO & BC
Comments: We left from home near Boston, MA about 8pm and drove all the way down to Florida, only stopping at gas stations and occasionally to eat. We took turns driving and sleeping/navigating, although not much sleep was had. We switched every 300 miles or so, when the tank needed to be refilled. We navigated using a laptop with a Microsoft mapping program. This program was indispensable on our trip. Although I thought we didn't bring that much stuff, the trunk and back of the car were filled with all kinds of loose junk, including CD binders, players and headphones, a Game Boy Advance, laptop, MP3 player, adapter cables, many books, a pillow, 3 blankets, 2 sleeping bags, a tent, two large duffel bags of clothing, assorted water bottles, soda bottles and junk food, and a few backpacks. We finally arrived in Florida around 4:30pm, and parked at the little park at the highpoint. The bathroom was extremely nasty. The whole place was rather hokey. There really wasn't much there except a stone plaque at the highpoint. It's not really a hill either, it's just a rise. It was the worst highpoint yet, although I suppose there isnít much demand for an elaborate display of this low highpoint.

On the left, the sign marking the small park where the highpoint is located.On the right, BC at the actual HP.Man, that elevation is a killer.

After Florida, we kept driving west through New Orleans, up into Mississippi, and then west again into Louisiana. Now, itís Sunday and we drove to within 20 miles of the Louisiana highpoint, and slept at a rest stop from 4:30am - 7:30am, and then continued on to the LA hp.


 


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