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hgrapidUntitled Comment

hgrapid

Voted 10/10

I talked to the owner today, and he says there is no access except on those dates. However, I am not sure if he wants his phone number up there. I would think you should contact the highpointers club for more information instead. Perhaps list Charlie Winger (719)485-3067 as the contact. Basically, the map is fine, and can get you to the highpoint on the approved dates.
Posted May 3, 2005 1:20 pm

AlpinistUntitled Comment

Alpinist

Voted 10/10

Hi Dan... The owner's full contact info appears on the America's Roof page, with personal comments from him. It looks like he provided the information. I dare say that site will get a lot more highpointer traffic than my site. Did he complain about the phone number?
Posted May 4, 2005 8:42 am

hgrapidUntitled Comment

hgrapid

Voted 10/10

No, but he seemed like he was dead set on only having highpointers visit on those "open-access" days. He seemed bothered by the call in general. Just a thought, don't worry about it if you have other information saying it is okay.
Posted May 4, 2005 10:36 am

RedwicMisleading Requirement...

Redwic

Hasn't voted

As of January 2008, on the 'Highpointers Club' website, www.highpointers.org, there is still a misleading statement regarding the Illinois highpoint. The 'Membership' category of the website's 'About Club' section states the following:
"The owners of Charles Mound, Illinois, require that you are a Club member (in order to eliminate problems caused by non-club members who abuse their property)."

After questioning this statement, I received an e-mail directly from Jean Wuebbels, today, on which she specifically states that a person does NOT have to be a member of the "Highpointers Club" to be allowed to reach the Illinois State Highpoint located on her property. I wanted the information to be shown somewhere, so I posted this Addition/Correction to help clarify any confusion.
Posted Jan 7, 2008 2:26 pm

AlpinistRe: Misleading Requirement...

Alpinist

Voted 10/10

Thanks for setting the record straight!
Posted Jan 7, 2008 2:52 pm

RedwicSeveral Differences...

Redwic

Hasn't voted

When at the northeast part of town (Scales Mound), the road is called "Charles Mound Road" (or Avenue), not Scales Mound Road.

Another thing worth noting: When I visited on July 6th, 2008, there was no blue sign/688/address to be found. What I believed to be the correct driveway was only marked by a cardboard sign stating to "Park at Road and Go by Foot". I figured it was the correct place, and it was.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:18 pm

AlpinistRe: Several Differences...

Alpinist

Voted 10/10

Thanks! I updated the page...
Posted Jul 10, 2008 9:10 am

Bark Eater2013 Open Dates

Bark Eater

Voted 10/10

The following dates were posted at highpointers.org
2013 dates are:
*June 1& 2
*July 6 & 7
*August 3 & 4
*September 7 & 8
My wife and I are planning an end of summer road trip. I almost got tripped up by the "first weekend" rule, as Sept. 1 is the first Sunday. Apparently it is the "first full weekend".
Posted Apr 16, 2013 1:19 pm

AlpinistRe: 2013 Open Dates

Alpinist

Voted 10/10

Thanks Frank. I'll update the main page since the Sept schedule splits the weekend.
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:41 am

Bark EaterRe: 2013 Open Dates

Bark Eater

Voted 10/10

Thanks, George, I finally will be coming to "climb" Illinois :-)
Posted May 9, 2013 1:37 pm

mtzfamilyAdditional info

Hasn't voted

Take the truck route thru Scales Mound to the following parking coordinates.

N42-29.354
W90-14.279

There is only space for 2 cars, but roadside parking works for most. We were the third group on 7/6. The first two were coming down and a whole lot of people were going up when we going back. We noticed signatures in the log book from days other than the approved days. Hopefully abusers don't get the owners to discontinue there generosity.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 10:53 am

INhikerElevation Gain

Hasn't voted

I have attached a topographic map of Charles Mound, with the route from the road to the summit highlighted. The front gate is at an elevation of 980 feet, so an elevation gain of 255 feet is required to summit Charles Mound. It's not much by mountaineering standards, but is significantly more than many drive-up high points. Based on the round-trip distance and elevation gain, the Martin Classification of Difficulty (http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/hfs/tmartin/highpointing/hparticle.html#III.%20Location%20and%20Classification%20of%20State) should be a 2, not a 1.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 11:02 am

Bark EaterLocation of house

Bark Eater

Voted 10/10

Really enjoyed our visit last weekend. Has the location of the house changed? Roughly one mile in you come to a collection of barns and outbuildings. The highpoint is perhaps a few hundred yards past. The actual house is beyond the highpoint behind a "No trespassing beyond this point" sign. Looked like a nice home site from afar!
Posted Sep 12, 2013 12:55 pm

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