Mount Sunflower

Mount Sunflower - Sunset at the Highest Point In Kansas

Final stop today and last stop in Kansas for this leg of the journey. Once again I ended up in the middle of nowhere but exactly where I planned to be. Checking off another highpoint at Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet above sea level. Fun fact: also not a mountain. … Read more

Charles Mound – IL Highpoint

Charles Mound, IL - Highpoint Sign

Took a quick weekend trip at the start of June specifically to cross another highpoint off my list at Charles Mound, Illinois.  This “peak” stands at 1,235 feet above sea level and is located on private property that the owners graciously open only a few weekends a year. (IMPORTANT: If you visit please read this … Read more

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome - Kelly posing in front of the amazing foggy views

Several days into the trip and we finally made it to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  First stop was Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee and the infamous Appalachian Trail.  Views here looking over the mountain range are normally quite amazing, however today Mother Nature had other plans. Driving up the 7 mile … Read more

Timms Hill – Wisconsin’s Highest Point

Timms Hill - View from top of tower

Last winter I started dreaming up “side quests” for future journeys – mostly to help discover new places to visit, but also as a pseudo bucket-list to keep me moving.  One dark and cold night, I was using my Google-fu and came across the concept of highpointing which is to visit all the highest points … Read more