Woody Connette (right) and his guide on Mt. Hood in Oregon.
The “Highpointers Club” has only 300 members and is reserved for people that have scaled the peak of each of the 50 U.S. It’s harder than you think. Woody Connette joined after 49 years. His first job as a teenager was right at the summit of Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina. He gradually knocked off more and more states, but it wasn’t until his 60s that he completed this grand quest! Hear how Woody did it, his tips for specific states, and what his next quest will be.
- Connect: Woody Connette’s professional page
- Read: Woody’s quest, in his own words in the “Charlotte Observer”
- Listen: Woody being interview on Radiolab about an important legal case
- Gear: shoehorn!
- Media recommendations: New York Times Travel Section, Outside Magazine, Books by travel writer Redmond O’Hanlon