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".
SummitPost.org. "The peaks cam project". U. S. Forest Service. "Kachina Trail #150". U. S. Forest Service. "Humphreys Peak Trail #151." HikeArizona.com. "Kachina Peaks Wilderness." U. S. Forest Service
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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The Ebright Azimuth is the point with the highest benchmark monument elevation in the U. S. state of Delaware. It has an elevation of 447.85 feet above sea level. The only state high-point with a lower elevation is Britton Hill in the state of Florida at 345 feet above sea level; the Ebright Azimuth is located about 6.5 miles north of downtown Wilmington, Delaware, in far northern New Castle County, within a few feet of the Pennsylvania state line. It is near Concord High School, to the north of Naamans Road, at the middle of the intersection of Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive; this is an entrance to the Dartmouth Woods development. Surveying by Delaware Geological Survey personnel indicates that the mobile home park just west of Ebright Road is at least 2 feet higher than the benchmark."Ebright Azimuth" is not a person's first and last name. James and Grant Ebright owned the property. Since the schematic photograph was taken the blue and yellow monument sign has been moved across the street closer to the geodetic marker.
A curb extension has been installed and the area around the sign has been modestly landscaped. The self-supporting radio tower just south of the benchmark was constructed in 1947 by Western Union as part of an historic C-band microwave radio relay system that linked New York City and Washington, D. C; this site was assigned the name "Brandywine" in recognition of Brandywine Creek located several kilometers to the west and was licensed with the call sign KGB29. Western Union's engineers specified a heavy-duty prefabricated fire tower structure, which allowed the microwave transmitters and receivers to be installed inside the cab. "Dish" antennas, mounted behind the window openings, were aimed towards the adjacent relay stations at Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, 33.8 miles to the northeast, Elk Neck near Elkton, Maryland, 30.5 miles to the southwest. Like most of their early microwave relay sites, Western Union decommissioned the Brandywine installation near Ebright Azimuth as more-reliable broadband fiber systems were developed.
The structure now supports UHF land mobile radio antennas. Geography portal Delaware portal Mountains portal List of U. S. states by elevation "Historic Markers with Google Maps". State of Delaware. Retrieved 2008-12-17
Slope County, North Dakota
Slope County is a county in the U. S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 727, making it the least populous county in North Dakota and the 20th-least populous county in the United States; the county seat is Amidon. The vote to create Slope County, by partitioning the lower portion of Billings, was held on November 3, 1914; this was the final alteration to that once-large Dakota county, as Bowman had been partitioned off in 1883, Golden Valley was split off in 1910. The unorganized Slope County was not attached to another county for administrative or judicial purposes during the interregnum; the name refers to the Missouri Slope, a geographical feature, a popular designation for western North Dakota the area west of the Missouri River. Slope County lies on the lower west side of North Dakota, its west boundary line abuts the east boundary line of the state of Montana. The Little Missouri River enters the county's north boundary line at its midpoint, flows southwestward southward through the county's western portion.
Cedar Creek drains the SE portion of the county. Slope County terrain consists of semi-arid rough hills and gullies interspersed with lower hills, part of, dedicated to agriculture; the terrain slopes to the south. The county has a total area of 1,219 square miles, of which 1,215 square miles is land and 4.2 square miles is water. White Butte, the highest natural point in North Dakota at an elevation of 3506 ft, is in southeast Slope County. U. S. Highway 12 U. S. Highway 85 Little Missouri National Grassland Stewart Lake National Wildlife Refuge White Lake National Wildlife Refuge Billings County - north Stark County - northeast Hettinger County - east Adams County - southeast Bowman County - south Fallon County, Montana - west Golden Valley County - northwest Cedar Lake White Lake As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 767 people, 313 households, 222 families in the county; the population density was 0.63 people per square mile. There were 451 housing units at an average density of 0.37 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 99.84% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.13% from two or more races. 0.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Slope County has the highest percentage white population of any U. S. county. 46.9 % were of 15.2 % Norwegian, 8.1 % American, 7.4 % English and 7.2 % Swedish ancestry. There were 313 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96. The county population contained 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.0 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,667, the median income for a family was $26,058. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $12,115 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,513. About 15.40% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 census, there were 727 people, 326 households, 224 families in the county; the population density was 0.60/sqmi. There were 436 housing units at an average density of 0.36/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 2.2% American Indian, 0.0% from other races, 0.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 53.9% were of German, 30.7% Norwegian, 9.9% English, 7.4% Swedish, 5.5% Polish and 2.8% American ancestry.<ref">"Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2016.</ref>
Of the 326 households, 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.74. The median age was 49.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $43,625 and the median income for a family was $55,833. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $31,172 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,824. About 6.8% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. Amidon Marmarth De Sart Mound Pierce Three V Crossing Slope County voters have traditionally voted Republican. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Slope County, North Dakota Specific General"Slope Saga", Slope Saga Committee, 1976, Pioneer Print, Bowman County Pioneer
Hoosier Hill is the highest natural point in the state of Indiana at 1,257 feet above sea level. It is in the rural area of Wayne County to the northwest of Bethel; the nearest intersection to the high point is County Line Road. The nearest major landmark is Interstate 70 and Richmond 11 miles to the south; the Hill sits on private property. In 2005, an Eagle Scout candidate named Kyle Cummings, in cooperation with the property owner, built a trail and picnic area at the high point. Geologically, the hill sits in the Dearborn Upland, an area of high terrain in southeast Indiana that sits on top of the geologic structure known as the Cincinnati Arch. However, Hoosier Hill is located in a portion of the upland buried underneath glacial debris known as the Tipton Till Plain; as a result, while the average elevation of this upland region is 1100 +/-100 feet above sea level, the topographic relief is gentle where the "hill" is no more than 30 feet higher than the surrounding landscape of rolling farmland.
While the high topography seen at Brown County State Park, which sits in the Norman Upland in south central Indiana, can be mistaken to be a high point, the elevations of hilltops ranges from 800–1050 feet. A. H. Marshall was the first person to climb each U. S. state highpoint. He completed the task in 1936 after standing atop Hoosier Hill. According to local government, the wooden sign with the words INDIANA'S HIGHEST POINT would be stolen, so in 2016 the wooden sign was permanently replaced by an engraved boulder. Outline of Indiana Index of Indiana-related articles List of U. S. states by elevation Sand Hill, Indiana's second highest named point Weed Patch Hill, Indiana's third highest named point "Landscapes of Indiana". Indiana Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-17
Eagle Mountain (Minnesota)
Eagle Mountain is the highest natural point in Minnesota, United States, at 2,301 feet. It is in northern Cook County, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest in the Misquah Hills, northwest of Grand Marais, it is a Minnesota State Historic Site. Eagle Mountain is only about 15 miles from Lake Superior, at 600 feet, it is part of the Canadian Shield. Confusingly, there is another, much shorter, peak named Eagle Mountain in northern Minnesota; the shorter peak is part of the Lutsen Mountains ski resort. The hike to the summit can be made in about two and a half hours; the distance to the peak is about 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of 550 feet. The trail is moderately strenuous. Whale Lake offers two campsites to hikers; the peak of the mountain is marked with a plaque. Permits are required. Self-issued permits are available at any Superior National Forest ranger station or at the trailhead. Instructions and the permit can be found at the trailhead kiosk. Among the highest natural points in each U.
S. state, Eagle Mountain ranks 37th. Minnesota portal Geography portal Mountains portal List of mountains of Minnesota List of U. S. states by elevation Eagle Mt/Brule Lake, U. S. Forest Service. Map and access information. "Eagle Mountain". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2012-11-08. "U. S. State Highpoints". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-14
Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,156 feet and a topographic isolation of 4,629 miles, Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U. S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Preserve. The Koyukon people who inhabit the area around the mountain have referred to the peak as "Denali" for centuries. In 1896, a gold prospector named it "Mount McKinley" in support of then-presidential candidate William McKinley. In August 2015, following the 1975 lead of the State of Alaska, the United States Department of the Interior announced the change of the official name of the mountain to Denali. In 1903, James Wickersham recorded the first attempt at climbing Denali, unsuccessful. In 1906, Frederick Cook claimed the first ascent, proven to be false; the first verifiable ascent to Denali's summit was achieved on June 7, 1913, by climbers Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert Tatum, who went by the South Summit.
In 1951, Bradford Washburn pioneered the West Buttress route, considered to be the safest and easiest route, therefore the most popular in use. On September 2, 2015, the U. S. Geological Survey announced that the mountain is 20,310 feet high, not 20,320 feet, as measured in 1952 using photogrammetry. Denali is a granitic pluton lifted by tectonic pressure from the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the North American Plate; the forces that lifted Denali cause many deep earthquakes in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The Pacific Plate is seismically active beneath Denali, a tectonic region, known as the "McKinley cluster". Denali has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in North America and the northernmost mountain above 6,000 meters elevation in the world. Measured from base to peak at some 18,000 ft, it is among the largest mountains situated above sea level. Denali rises from a sloping plain with elevations from 1,000 to 3,000 ft, for a base-to-peak height of 17,000 to 19,000 ft.
By comparison, Mount Everest rises from the Tibetan Plateau at a much higher base elevation. Base elevations for Everest range from 13,800 ft on the south side to 17,100 ft on the Tibetan Plateau, for a base-to-peak height in the range of 12,000 to 15,300 ft. Denali's base-to-peak height is little more than half the 33,500 ft of the volcano Mauna Kea, which lies under water. Denali has two significant summits: the South Summit is the higher one, while the North Summit has an elevation of 19,470 ft and a prominence of 1,270 ft; the North Summit is sometimes counted as sometimes not. Five large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain; the Peters Glacier lies on the northwest side of the massif, while the Muldrow Glacier falls from its northeast slopes. Just to the east of the Muldrow, abutting the eastern side of the massif, is the Traleika Glacier; the Ruth Glacier lies to the southeast of the mountain, the Kahiltna Glacier leads up to the southwest side of the mountain. With a length of 44 mi, the Kahiltna Glacier is the longest glacier in the Alaska Range.
The Koyukon Athabaskans who inhabit the area around the mountain have for centuries referred to the peak as Dinale or Denali. The name is based on a Koyukon word for "high" or "tall". During the Russian ownership of Alaska, the common name for the mountain was Bolshaya Gora, the Russian translation of Denali, it was called Densmore's Mountain in the late 1880s and early 1890s after Frank Densmore, an Alaskan prospector, the first European to reach the base of the mountain. In 1896, a gold prospector named it McKinley as political support for then-presidential candidate William McKinley, who became president the following year; the United States formally recognized the name Mount McKinley after President Wilson signed the Mount McKinley National Park Act of February 26, 1917. In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson declared the north and south peaks of the mountain the "Churchill Peaks", in honor of British statesman Winston Churchill; the Alaska Board of Geographic Names changed the name of the mountain to Denali in 1975, how it is called locally.
However, a request in 1975 from the Alaska state legislature to the United States Board on Geographic Names to do the same at the federal level was blocked by Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, whose district included McKinley's hometown of Canton. On August 30, 2015, just ahead of a presidential visit to Alaska, the Barack Obama administration announced the name Denali would be restored in line with the Alaska Geographic Board's designation. U. S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the order changing the name to Denali on August 28, 2015, effective immediately. Jewell said the change had been "a long time coming"; the renaming of the mountain received praise from Alaska's senior U. S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, who had introduced legislation to accomplish the name change, but it drew criticism from several politicians from Pres