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MusiscaHighpoint #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2015
What this highpoint lacks in height or height it makes up for in character. A nice marker has been placed at the site with multiple signposts pointing out the other 49 high points.
Posted Feb 17, 2015 1:43 pm

punchlineHighpoint # 23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2014


WOW - of all the "drive-ups" we have seen so far, this is by far the most well thought out and attended - from the little barn museum to the signs pointing to all the other state highpoints - very nice! Windy and cold but we spent quite a bit of time wandering around looking at all the memorabilia.
Posted Dec 27, 2014 12:21 pm

MountainHikerCOCold windy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2014


We parked in the driveway leaving ourselves a few feet of elevation gain to make the summit. We had a colder state high point summit on Rainier and also at least one of my Elbert climbs. But Hawkeye point will be remembered as a cold, windy November day. Climbing bear Snowball was blown around when he posed for his summit picture on the marker. After taking pictures we then headed over to near Clear Lake, IA and by headlamp visited the memorial at the crash site for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper.
Posted Nov 26, 2014 6:10 pm

Bark EaterGreat Place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Bark Eater

These folks put a lot of pride and effort into making this place nice. Complete with souvenir key chains for a $1 donation. Very interesting stop. Camped at nearby Marble Beach State Park - Spirit Lake. Highly recommended. #43 for me, #30 for Lillian, #14 for John, #13 for Barb. Fun trip! Last of six for this road trip!
Posted Sep 16, 2014 12:21 pm

Jimmy RiversGreat "summit" area, state HP #36  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Jimmy Rivers

Second High point in the same day after driving from Illinois. However, the farm owners in Iowa really, really appreciate their state's HP, unlike Illinois. It was neat actually, from the poles with signs pointing towards all the other state HP's, to the observation deck, to the walkthrough barn. Loved this one!
Posted Jul 6, 2014 2:02 am

VanProosdyHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014


What better birthday present then to check off another USA highpoint?
Great trip enjoying the scenic Midwest farmland.
Posted Jun 10, 2014 5:27 pm

harborDid this one...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2014


...and also went over to the old pre-1970s version of the high point (Ocheyedan mound). The county and the highpointers club has really done a great job of adding some charm to Hawkeye point. Much more than I expected.

State HP #4
Posted Jun 4, 2014 6:50 pm

AF_HikerHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2010
The corn was only a few inches high when I visited, so I had a nice view of the surrounding area. First state high point. Easy start to my new highpointing hobby.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 11:30 pm

themnkidHawkeye Pt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2011
Easy to get to. Lots of corn.
Posted Nov 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Stu BrandelBecause it was there...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2013

Stu Brandel

...right there by the silo.
Posted Oct 4, 2013 6:51 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP #29  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2013


"Climbed" is a loose term here. Still a very well maintained highpoint.
Posted Sep 13, 2013 12:05 pm

blas9029Uh, yeah.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2013


I was scared somebody was gonna come out and tell me to get out of their driveway.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 11:43 am

grimbleyDaughter's First Highpoint
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011


Stopped here while returning home from vacation in Minnesota. They've got a real nice setup here.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 1:38 pm

DarrenKnezekHP#20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013
Drove from Minnesota's HP the night before and then did this one. This has to be one of the coolest HP sites. A lot of hard work has gone into making this a dream.
Posted Jul 1, 2013 9:50 pm

xbaghatfourteen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Posted Jan 20, 2013 1:50 am

Fletchnice place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2011


middle of night...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:56 pm

sangusDark & Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2012


Arrived after dark with 1in of snow on the ground and 15 degree weather with a mild breeze.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 3:39 am

argothorHawkeye Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


After a grueling hike, I finally summited this difficult, very remote peak. Oh wait, I just drove to it.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 6:54 pm

jeffh25HP # 34  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


A great little place. Iowa's done the best of making something out of nothing of all the HP's I've seen. Very nicely done.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 9:50 pm

joseyinnet#12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2012


Cute little park and a fun day trip from Minneapolis
Posted Jul 17, 2012 1:55 am

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