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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

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

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

kavakEagle Mtn TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008


If you hike this one in September, the mosquitos are not much of a problem. Wonderful hike with my wife and saw a few people along the way. We had expansive views along the way at a rocky part of the trail close to the top. We really enjoyed the north shore of Lake Superior as well.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 10:13 am

distressbarkhome state high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


I'm from Minnesota, and spent a great deal of my childhood camping in state parks along the shore of Lake Superior. Had the pleasure of hiking to the top of Eagle Mountain 5 or 6 times. Always look forward to going back.

One thing the page doesn't mention; the bugs are HORRENDOUS on this trail! The last view times I've gone, I recall being absolutely engulfed by mosquitoes and flies on the summit. Thick woods and bogs all around = insect mania. Bring some bug repellent if you want to enjoy your lunch up top!
Posted Dec 17, 2008 1:56 pm

montanachrisSolace of the Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2005


I love the Great Northwoods! This was an awesome hike just when I needed one; was going through some tough times and the natural quiet gave me the time and peace to do some soul searching! The blueberries at the summit weren't bad either!
Posted Dec 16, 2008 11:09 pm

aedwardsGood day for a hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008


Hiked on Saturday, November 1st. Beautiful day.
Pretty typical hike for the area, rocky trail, good views to the south and west near the top. It was lovely weather, the lakes and streams had a fine layer of ice in parts. Realized I was out of film (I still shoot b&w film) when I got to whale lake. :-(
Posted Nov 4, 2008 12:37 pm

highlandvillagerLots of wildlife  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


We saw two moose and a black bear just before arriving at the trailhead, two deer and two loons while hiking, a fox, a raven, and more deer on the way out, and countless mosquitos all along the way. HP11
Posted Jul 30, 2008 1:47 am

RedwicBUG CENTRAL!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Even after stopping to take some photos, I was impressed it took me only two hours to complete this seven-mile roundtrip hike. The bugs were HORRIBLE. No-see-ums, black flies, mosquitoes, and these really large/long flying bugs (with fly-eyes) that hikers said take big chunks of skin off. Yikes! At least the abundant dragonflies weren't biting me (I think... lol). Not counting the bug problem, this is a VERY scenic and enjoyable section of the state (and country).
This was the second of seven HPs attained on my most ambitious weekend HP road trip to date.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 12:54 pm

starship_jenHP #38  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008


3rd HP of 5 on this road trip. Bugs were AWFUL! This area of MN is fantastic though! Beautiful sunny, mild day. Lovely!
Posted Jul 7, 2008 8:10 am

jimeganEAGLE MTN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007


Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:20 pm

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