This summer was a conglomeration of hiking to tackle various goals for the CNY Climbing Team. Not only did Dr. Carr receive his highpointers award, but he also bagged all 14 of Maine’s peaks over 4,000 ft making gains towards completing the Northeast 115.
The Northeast 115 is a list of 4,000-foot (1,219.2m) mountains in the northeastern states in the United States. It includes the sixty-seven 4000 footers of New England (48 in New Hampshire, 14 in Maine and 5 in Vermont), the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, and Slide and Hunter Mountain, both in the Catskills of New York. That leaves only New Hampshire for Dr. Carr!
All this is also in preparation for another trip out west to close out the summer climbing season and conquer Mount Whitney and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park!
Dr. Carr attended the 27th Annual Highpointers “Konvention” in July in the Millinocket/Katahdin Region of Maine to accept his award for successfully reaching all 50 U.S. State Highpoints! He was congratulated for being highpointer number 238!
The Highpointers Club boasts more than 3,000 members from around the globe with over 200 50-state completers and over 400 lower-48 state completers. While there, Dr. Carr and crew climbed to the summit of Katahdin (5268ft) the high point of the state of Maine and the centerpiece of Baxter State Park, and many more.