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Burnt Hills hiker hits 50 states' highest points

James Maughan in Alaska.
James Maughan in Alaska.
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When James Maughan reached the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine on Saturday, he had reason to celebrate. The 51-year-old Burnt Hills resident had just completed his quest to visit the highest point in each of the 50 states. But there was no fanfare, no champagne corks popping. “We got down as quickly as we could because it was raining, windy and cold,” the accomplished hiker said matter-of-factly. Maughan said he never dreamed he’d have ...


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