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huskerhikerBrrrr!!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2005


Highpoint #2 for me.

A very COLD day in December. Made a special trip from Omaha for this. Not necessarily worth the drive; I wish I'd hit it on a trip the previous summer to Okoboji.

Snow was deep in the area, had to park on the road so as not to park in landowners on their driveway. Ran through snow 1/4-mile to the "summit," signed the register, snapped some pics, and headed back in the car. It was cold, one of us really had to use the restroom, and the surrounding landscape was not unlike the farm I grew up on.

The loess hills of Western Iowa are certainly more beautiful in my opinion, but part of the beauty of highpointing, as I understand it, is traveling to those tucked-away corners.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 10:41 am

surgentCool place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 1998


Met the landowners, bought a keychain.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:24 pm

TLPOut on the farm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006


Not much to report here. Still sort of enjoyed this highpoint. Seemed kind of cool for a place in the middle of nowhere really. Ate some ice cream in Le Mars, the so called "Ice Cream Capital of the World", on the way there.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 5:41 pm

Scott WisherThe Silo Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006

Scott Wisher

Very well-maintained highpoint with extremely friendly owners. Plus, I got a fancy highpoint keychain.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 11:31 pm

mad maximusBeware  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

mad maximus

Beware of the exposure.. especially in winter ;)
Posted Jun 16, 2006 5:10 am

Tie-Dye MikeLast one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2006

Tie-Dye Mike

Happy ST. Pattys DAY. Owner was awesome, and the black cat will lead you to the house. COLD!!!
Posted Apr 8, 2006 10:33 pm

jakefrisbeeCheck it off  Sucess!


The owners are super-friendly! I can't imagine owing this property and having people call all the time (maybe it's not all the time?). Anyway, we should all be grateful for their kindness. It's a cool place.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:31 am

DrifterDate Climbed: August 9th, 2000  Sucess!


End of a long road trip from Eagle mountain, to Timm's Hill, Charles mound and then here. 4 high points in 2 days.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 9:23 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: From Driveway Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!
Nice walk. 48th State HP.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 8:08 pm

IlafanRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


Very appropriate that Iowa's highpoint is on a farm. Perfect! I like this one because it is quaint and the people that own it are very nice and good representatives of Iowans in general (friendly and down-to-Earth). The keychain is cool, too (but make sure you pay for it).
Posted Apr 3, 2005 6:04 pm

PikesPeak14110Date Climbed: 7-26-04  Sucess!
77 degrees, needed crampons to get to the top, we scrambled to the summit ridge at approx. 1,660 ft. (just kidding) very nice day no equipment needed.

My 2nd highpoint (i have 5 as of Feb. 26)
Posted Feb 26, 2005 11:41 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: Northwest Colouir to Hog Trough :-) Date Climbed: Summer of 1998  Sucess!


Hmmm... climbed isn't exactly the right term, but I did get a nice keychain at the "summit" register :-)
Posted Dec 6, 2004 5:28 pm

paclimberRoute Climbed: Standard Route (2nd driveway) Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!


Hot and sunny on summit day. Had to hike about 50 yards, though we could have parked closer. Beautiful views of cornfields. The Stetlers (owners) are very nice. Commemorative keychains available for successful summiters
Posted Aug 2, 2004 12:22 pm

hgrapidRoute Climbed: Drove up the road Date Climbed: 8/13/01  Sucess!


I walked 200 yards to the summit, with a clear day and great views of the Iowa farmland. This was my second state highpoint. I have now done 21 highpoints.
Posted Apr 17, 2004 7:08 pm

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