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eric-grizNice spot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2001


The town of Galeena has to be one of the most interesting rural towns in Illinois.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:04 pm

The edgeHP #20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2002

The edge

I had to call the owner to get permission to get there...
They were very nice but I heard that everything is changed now...They don't want people going there at any dates...
We parked at the front gate near the road... and walked all the way to the top...Just as we got to the summit, we saw a car full with 4 or 5 people driving by us and going to the top...
Come on, they could have walked for a change... the HP was close enough!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:26 pm

surgentCount me in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 1998


#1 of seven Great Lakes HPs for this trip. Thanks to the landowners.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:12 pm

TLPDone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Made the LONG drive out there from NJ! 970 miles. One way. That's crazy. Glad it's over and done with. Not much to say. It's only open 4 weekends a year. So had to make a crazy trip to notch this on my highpoint belt.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 4:24 pm

Holsti97Charles Mound,IL  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


Since the Illinois highpoint is only open 4 weekends per year we decided to drive down and climb it. 495 miles round trip. When we got to the gate there were several cars there and we met many friendly highpointers on the trail and at the summit and traded HP experiences. Lovely day and a nice view of the corn and soybean fields of Northern Illinois. HP #16.
Posted Jul 2, 2006 2:12 am

jakefrisbeeCheck it off  Sucess!


Thanks to the owners for allowing access! And I like that they make people walk for it.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:35 am

DrifterRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: August 9th, 2000  Sucess!


This was part of a highpointing trip to the surrounding 'neighborhood'.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 9:21 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Driveway Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!
I finished the Lower 48 HPs by hiking to the top of Charles Mound. This was my 49th state HP.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 8:01 pm

Peter CreedonDate Climbed: 2/1/04  Sucess!
Easiest hike I have taken. I put a pole up on the top.

The weather was rainy. I went back to Saint Louis a very muddy guy.
Posted Aug 5, 2005 9:13 pm

IlafanDate Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!


Very interesting. The owners were very nice, and the hike was quite peaceful. The summit is maintained very well, and the view of Wisconsin is idyllic. Plus, nearby is Galena (U.S. Grant) and Dyersville (Field of Dreams).
Posted Apr 3, 2005 6:14 pm

chilkootRoute Climbed: Driveway/Standard Date Climbed: October 18, 2001  Sucess!


A beautiful fall day to summit the mound. I met the Wuebbels in their office in town, and they were very gracious once they determined I was a real Highpointer and not just a tourist. This highpoint is a great spot to sit and think and savor a quiet landscape.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 10:11 pm

phillinleyDate Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!


This was the first summit i've ever got to share with my daughter, who was 10 months at the time. She was not to thrilled with the concept though ;)
Posted Sep 24, 2004 1:06 am

AlpinistRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!


My 6th state highpoint. The hardest part is finding the place. There are no signs on the road.
Posted Aug 19, 2004 1:24 pm

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