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larch32Yeah Minnesota!  Sucess!
A nice early spring hike.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 11:35 pm

joseyinnet2' of fresh snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2012


Had to break trail through fresh powdery snow on snowshoes. Wonderful way to avoid the insects though. Had to dig around for the summit plaque
Posted Mar 2, 2012 9:55 pm

jdzahariaFall Colors  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011


Left the trailhead at sunrise, which made for excellent photos at Whale Lake. The fall colors were great. Views from the overlook were great, and getting to the highest point in Minnesota was neat. Met one person with her dog when I was nearly back to the trailhead.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 10:45 am

vbeckman74You Betcha'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2004


We took Gunner, our Boxer. Didn't see a single person or critter all day.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:50 pm

milaniteEagle Mountain (Minn.)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010


I got a bit of a late start on the afternoon of 29 September 2010, and found this highpoint to be a little more challenging than expected. The first three miles are fairly flat, but the trail is strewn with large rocks that must be negotiated carefully, especially after a morning rain. The ascent over the last half-mile is fairly steep, and the large summit plaque was a welcome sight. Then I had to hurry somewhat to get back to the trailhead before dark. It's beautiful country, especially in early fall, and I hope that you'll have more time to enjoy it than I did. The drive up from Duluth along Lake Superior is spectacular. This was state highpoint #28 for me.
Posted Aug 17, 2011 7:50 pm

huskertriguyRockier than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011


Hiked this after a week on Isle Royale.

Only a small handful of cars in the parking lot. I met all of their owners on my way up, and once again had a state highpoint summit entirely to myself. As mentioned in the profile, the views are to be had a short distance below the summit.

A much more rugged trail of exposed rock and root than one would expect in Minnesota. And the last half-mile or so shoots up-up-up!

After finishing the steepest part of the descent, I ran the remaining 3 miles to the trailhead.

SHP #9
Posted Aug 15, 2011 2:47 am

xpdaMinnesota  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 1997


Posted Aug 10, 2011 5:19 pm

peaker559HP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011


Such a fun hike!!! If there weren't any mosquitoes it would have made it 100 times better
Posted Jul 8, 2011 12:11 pm

kiki91302EAGlE MOUNTAIN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2011
My 3rd highpoint. Nice hike, beautiful day at the top. Encountered a black bear cub towards the end of the hike, did not see the mother bear thankfully. Great fun hike!!
Posted Jun 2, 2011 8:36 am

WinexOne Mosquito  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2011


Easy hike and killed only one mosquito!
Posted May 14, 2011 2:33 pm

MarkeymarkGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010
Great weather, great scenery, nice hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2010 11:49 pm

mlandau3Fifth Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010


A nice walk - and the north shore of lake superior is really pretty. no bugs and a few blueberries at the top
Posted Jul 31, 2010 4:58 pm

Tbacon251My 28th!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Reached the summit fairly easy. Took about 3 hours round trip. Very nice area. Whale Lake is a nice place to rest. Eagle was my 28th highpoint.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 7:23 pm

eric-grizShort hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010


A nice little hike via the standard route. I'd like to return and try the longer route from Brule Lake someday. State highpoint #35.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 5:42 pm

AlpinistWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010


My father and I wanted to do a little winter camping, so we spent the night at Whale Lake. It was 0(F) when we woke up. I ran up and tagged the peak while my father decided to stay back and break camp. I think he was in a hurry to get back to a warmer climate. This is my 35th state HP.
Posted Feb 15, 2010 12:23 am

TonkaSlayed the Beast!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2010


Brrrr... Did a New Years hike of Eagle on a very cold day. The temp was -4 at the start and -6 at the end. A big snow a week earlier made for a beautiful hike. It was like walking in a postcard. No hanging around though with temps that low, had to keep the core warm so we moved fast. Not a soul around but someone had been on the trail after the snow so the route was straight forward.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 8:39 pm

BadgerSummitSeekerHP # 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2003


Climbed Eagle Mt in the dead of winter. Luckily it was a lighter than normal snow year so we were able to make it. I love this area in the summer!
Posted Aug 27, 2009 4:43 pm

osatrikSHP #48  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009


I started bagging state highpoints in 1985. Summited while on my 8000-mile Great American Road Trip, in which I bagged the last 5 of my 49 state high points. Decided 12 years ago to forego Alasaka, I'd much rather go to Nepal if I can go on another 3 week climb somewhere. Met a nice couple near the summit. Bugs weren't too bad, which was good because I lost my repellant. Beautiful day in the woods, then back to the road to head for Iowa (my #49 and last) and on home to Seattle.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:35 pm

TracySpringtime adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009


My son, Travis and I hiked this during very wet conditions in the rain. Lots of snow still on the trail and half a dozen stream crossings where we had no choice but to wade. The water was even above some of the boardwalks which I am certain must be above water later in the year. The boardwalks that weren't under water had 12 inches of snow still on them. Despite the conditions we had a great time - especially compared to doing Iowa's highpoint the day before and Wisconsin's highpoint the day after. I highly recommend Betty's Pies for lunch afterwards - just north of Two Harbors.
Posted May 1, 2009 10:15 pm

marv5201marv5201  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL winter hike up to Eagle Mountain. The weather was a "10", about 12 degrees, light wind, fresh snow from two days ago that still hung on the evergreens making for a enchanted winter forest. The trail was traveled enough that there was never any doubt that we were headed in the right direction. We hiked up and back down in a little under 3 hours, oohhhing and ahhhhing all the way. There is a LOT of snow up there so while we did not actually locate the summit marker, some winter campers who were up there and had been there many times assured us we were at the peak. We would absolutely recommend this as a winter hike to anyone who enjoys a beautiful Minnesota winter wonderland. The hike was a breeze.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 8:15 pm

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