Victoria and I high pointed Nebraska on November 16, 2013. Panorama Point is in the middle of a buffalo grazing field, and stands at 5,429 feet. We drove there from Denver, enjoyed the buffalo, and left.


Victoria and I did our first Colorado 14er – an easier one only an hour from Denver. Mount Bierstadt stands at 14,060 feet tall. We started and ended up at theĀ Guanella Pass Trailhead. The 7.3 out and back took us 5.5 hours including an hour and forty minutes of rest time. It was about 30 degrees out with winds 20-30 miles per hour. We had snow on the summit and during our descent too.

For our 26th state high point, we completed Humprehys Peak in Arizona which is 12,633 feet tall. We had planned on doing New Mexico and Oklahoma on the way to Colorado, but I tweaked my ankle again as we were coming down. We started at the snow bowl and followed the Humphreys Peak Trail to the summit. Somewhat windy and chilly, but otherwise perfect weather.

Guadalupe Peak is Texas’s highest point at 8,751 feet. We slept in the parking lot at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and followed the Guadalupe Peak Trail about 8.1 miles round trip with 3,330 feet elevation gain. It took us 4 hours of moving time and 1 hour of resting time. Great hike.

Louisiana’s high point is called Driskill Mountain and stands at a whopping 535 feet. It’s a 1.7 mile round trip hike from the church, and our 24th high point complete.