Hawkeye Point is the highest natural point in Iowa at 1,670 feet. It is 4.5 miles north of Sibley on the eastern side of SR 60 and 3.5 miles south of the Iowa-Minnesota state border. The high ground lies 100 feet due south of an old silo; the land that includes the highpoint was donated by the Sterler family, who worked this land for many decades, to Osceola County with the stipulation that the land be turned into a park. Osceola County, through its Economic Development Commission and Hawkeye Point Committee, has removed a few structures that were deemed to be hazardous to public safety including the old hog feed bunker at the highpoint site and a few small barns, they have erected an informational kiosk which highlights the family and the county and features a display of license plates from the 50 states sent in over the years to the Sterlers. The county purchased 6 acres of surrounding land including the old family farm house, being used as office space for the county. There are a flagpole, picnic bench, tile mosaic, several granite markers, five tall posts with signs pointing to the other 49 state highpoints, each with the correct distance noted.
The local 4-H group and high school youths contributed a great deal to this effort. The Hawkeye Point Commission recently purchased a wooded plot of land of about 7 acres on the north side of the county road abutting the property with the intent to turn it into a campground; the Highpointers Foundation, a non-profit charity set up to benefit owned state highpoints, has provided much of the funding for the renovations at Hawkeye Point. Outline of Iowa Index of Iowa-related articles List of U. S. states by elevation "Hawkeye Point". SummitPost.org. Highpointers Foundation
Humphreys Peak is the highest natural point in the U. S. state of Arizona, with an elevation of 12,633 feet and is located within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in the Coconino National Forest, about 11 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Humphreys Peak is the highest of a group of dormant volcanic peaks known as the San Francisco Peaks; the summit can be most reached by hiking the 4.8 miles long Humphreys Summit Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest. Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U. S. Army officer, a Union general during the American Civil War, who became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. However, a General Land Office map from 1903 showed the name San Francisco Peak applied to this feature, thus the United States Board on Geographic Names approved the variant name in 1911. In 1933, the application of the names was rectified. List of U. S. states by elevation List of Ultras of the United States List of mountains and hills of Arizona by height San Francisco Peaks "Humphreys Peak".
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Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, the second most sparsely populated state in the country. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, on the west by Idaho and Montana; the state population was estimated at 577,737 in 2018, less than 31 of the most populous U. S. cities including Denver in neighboring Colorado. Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017; the western two-thirds of the state is covered by the mountain ranges and rangelands of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie called the High Plains. Half of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U. S. government, leading Wyoming to rank sixth by area and fifth by proportion of a state's land owned by the federal government. Federal lands include two national parks—Grand Teton and Yellowstone—two national recreation areas, two national monuments, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, wildlife refuges.
Original inhabitants of the region include the Crow, Arapaho and Shoshone. Southwestern Wyoming was in the Spanish Empire and Mexican territory until it was ceded to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War; the region acquired the name Wyoming when a bill was introduced to the U. S. Congress in 1865 to provide a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming"; the name was used earlier for the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, is derived from the Munsee word xwé:wamənk, meaning "at the big river flat". The main drivers of Wyoming's economy are mineral extraction—mostly coal, natural gas, trona—and tourism. Agricultural commodities include livestock, sugar beets and wool; the climate is semi-arid and continental and windier than the rest of the U. S. with greater temperature extremes. Wyoming has been a politically conservative state since the 1950s, with the Republican Party candidate winning every presidential election except 1964. Wyoming's climate is semi-arid and continental, is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with greater temperature extremes.
Much of this is due to the topography of the state. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July high temperatures averaging between 85 and 95 °F in most of the state. With increasing elevation, this average drops with locations above 9,000 feet averaging around 70 °F. Summer nights throughout the state are characterized by a rapid cooldown with the hottest locations averaging in the 50–60 °F range at night. In most of the state, most of the precipitation tends to fall in early summer. Winters are cold, but are variable with periods of sometimes extreme cold interspersed between mild periods, with Chinook winds providing unusually warm temperatures in some locations. Wyoming is a dry state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches of rainfall per year. Precipitation depends on elevation with lower areas in the Big Horn Basin averaging 5–8 inches; the lower areas in the North and on the eastern plains average around 10–12 inches, making the climate there semi-arid. Some mountain areas do receive a good amount of precipitation, 20 inches or more, much of it as snow, sometimes 200 inches or more annually.
The state's highest recorded temperature is 114 °F at Basin on July 12, 1900 and the lowest recorded temperature is −66 °F at Riverside on February 9, 1933. The number of thunderstorm days vary across the state with the southeastern plains of the state having the most days of thunderstorm activity. Thunderstorm activity in the state is highest during early summer; the southeastern corner of the state is the most vulnerable part of the state to tornado activity. Moving away from that point and westwards, the incidence of tornadoes drops with the west part of the state showing little vulnerability. Tornadoes, where they occur, tend to be small and brief, unlike some of those that occur farther east; as specified in the designating legislation for the Territory of Wyoming, Wyoming's borders are lines of latitude 41°N and 45°N, longitude 104°3'W and 111°3'W, making the shape of the state a latitude-longitude quadrangle. Wyoming is one of only three states to have borders along only straight latitudinal and longitudinal lines, rather than being defined by natural landmarks.
Due to surveying inaccuracies during the 19th century, Wyoming's legal border deviates from the true latitude and longitude lines by up to half of a mile in some spots in the mountainous region along the 45th parallel. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, on the west by Idaho, it is the tenth largest state in the United States in total area, containing 97,814 square miles and is made up of 23 counties. From the north border to the south border it is 276 miles; the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The state is a great plateau broken by many mountain ranges. Surface elevations range from the summit of Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountain Range, at 13,804 feet, to the Belle Fourche River val
Cheaha Mountain called Mount Cheaha, is the highest natural point in the U. S. state of Alabama. It is located a few miles northwest of the town of Delta in Cheaha State Park, which offers a lodge, a restaurant, other amenities; the highest point is marked with a USGS benchmark in front of Bunker Tower, a stone Civilian Conservation Corps building with an observation deck on top. The CCC constructed a road to Cheaha, but the road has been closed for years; the old road contains interesting ruins. Near the peak is Bald Rock, improved with a wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway that provides an impressive overlook of the surrounding region; the entire area gives an impression of being at a much higher elevation than it is, in part because of the low elevation of the adjacent area to the west. Cheaha Mountain is part of the Talladega Mountains, a final southern segment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, unlike other elevations of the Appalachians in north Alabama, which are part of the Cumberland Plateau.
The mountain is the highest point in the eastern portion of the Sun Belt. Geologically it is composed of weakly metamorphosed sandstones and conglomerates of the Cheaha quartzite, of Silurian / Devonian age, stands high topographically due to the erosional resistance of these rocks; the mountain was opened to the public as part of Cheaha State Park on June 7, 1939. The mountain is a host to several public service transmitters; these radio antennas, along with sundry structures dating back to commercial schemes by the state of Alabama in the 1970s, stand in stark contrast to the surrounding natural environment. The Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association has a repeater near the peak, Alabama Public Television has its transmitter for WCIQ TV 7 on a tower 176 metres tall, rebuilt after the January 1982 ice storm brought the previous one crashing to the ground. Geography portal Alabama portal Mountains portal List of U. S. states by elevation Images from Cheaha and Cleburne County Cheaha State Park
Driskill Mountain is the highest natural summit in Louisiana, with an elevation of 535 feet above sea level. It lies about 5.3 miles southeast of Bryceland, in Bienville Parish. A large pile of rocks marks the high point. Driskill Mountain is a landform created by the erosion of unlithified Paleogene sediment, its summit consists of nonmarine quartz sands of the Cockfield Formation. These sands overlie shallow marine and coastal clays and sands of the Cook Mountain Formation, which form the bulk of Driskill Mountain. Mountaintop flora dogwood. James Christopher Driskill, the person for whom Driskill Mountain was named, was born in Henry County, Georgia, on June 27, 1817. In 1840, he married the former Eugenia Irwin Walker. In October 1859, Driskill sold his land in Troup County and moved his family, which by consisted of his wife, eight boys, one girl, to Louisiana. By December 1859, Driskill had purchased in Louisiana 324 acres. During the American Civil War, Driskill served in the Home Guard, his eldest son, William B.
Driskill, was killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia on May 5, 1864. Another one of his sons, James B. Driskill, disappeared. Except for one son and daughter, Driskill's family remained in Bienville Parish, his descendants still live in the area. Jimmie Davis and his band played. Davis became governor of Louisiana just five years after the performance and the song became the state song of Louisiana. Geography portal Louisiana portal Mountains portal List of U. S. states by elevation Media related to Driskill Mountain at Wikimedia Commons Driskill Mountain Driskill Mountain, the Highest Point in Louisiana
Borah Peak is the highest mountain in the U. S. state of Idaho and one of the most prominent peaks in the contiguous states. It is located in the central section of the Lost River Range, within the Challis National Forest in eastern Custer County; the mountain was nameless until it was discovered to be higher than Hyndman Peak regarded as the state's highest point. In February 1934, the U. S. Geological Survey named it for William Borah, the prominent senior U. S. Senator from Idaho, who had served for nearly 27 years at the time and was dean of the Senate. An outspoken isolationist, the "Lion of Idaho" ran for president two years in 1936, but did not win the Republican nomination, died in office in 1940; the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake occurred on Friday, October 28, at 8:06:09 MDT in the Lost River Range at Borah Peak in central Idaho, United States, measuring 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale. Mount Borah rose the Lost River Valley in that vicinity dropped about 8 feet; the peak was scarred on the western side, the mark is still visible.
Two children in Challis were the only fatalities of the quake, struck by falling masonry while walking to elementary school. The normal route involves ascending 5,262 vertical feet from the trailhead to the summit in just over 3.5 miles. This route on the southwest ridge, the most popular route, is a strenuous hike for the most part until one reaches a Class 4 arête just before the main summit crest; this point is known as Chickenout Ridge as many people will abort the attempt once they see the hazards up close. In the cooler seasons this crossing involves a traverse over snow, with steeply slanting slopes on either side. An ice axe, the ability to use it, is recommended for this section when icy. Borah Peak's north face is one of Idaho's only year-round snow climbs and provides a much greater challenge than the normal route; the face features a number of grade II class 5 routes on mixed terrain. Three climbers have died on Borah Peak. Two climbers ascending the northwest ridge in 1977 were killed in an avalanche.
Another climber in 1987 lost his life on a glissade during descent. List of mountains of Idaho List of U. S. states by elevation Borah Peak Detailed Guide & Trip Report from Mountainouswords.com Mount Borah Climbing Guide - photos of the normal route Borah Peak Trip Report Faulting information: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/12/11/664.abstract
Mount Arvon, elevation 1,979 feet, located in L'Anse Township, Baraga County, is the highest natural point in the U. S. state of Michigan. Like nearby Arvon Township, Mount Arvon takes its name from the deposits of slate in the area which were reminiscent of those around Caernarfon in Wales. Mount Arvon is part of the Huron Mountains, it rises about eight miles south of Lake Superior. On the list of highest natural points in each U. S. state, Mount Arvon ranks 38th. Mount Arvon is a few miles from Mount Curwood, which for years had been designated as Michigan's highest spot until a resurvey in 1982 with modern technology determined that Mount Arvon is 1 foot taller than Mount Curwood. Mount Arvon is about 12 miles east of L'Anse, although it is about a 26-mile drive from the city as much of it lies on winding logging roads; the property is owned by the MeadWestvaco paper company but public access is allowed. Michigan portal Mountains portal List of U. S. states by elevation "Mt. Arvon". Baraga County Tourism.
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