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kavakAuto mountaineered  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009

kavak

I finally made it to this one while visiting a relative in Ames, Iowa. I had to race to get there to beat the huge storm bearing in on Iowa. There were snowflakes and a cold wind while I was there. I would highly recommend hiking up Ocheyedan Mound while you are in the vicinity. It is 10 or so miles away and a "significant" summit in Iowa.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:53 am

nayrbSummit! Sort Of.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

nayrb

Made it to the top! Whew! Actually the challenge is just finding the farm where the top is. You can really drive to the highest point & walk about 30 feet to the real "summit." Signed the summit register that was there. I was w/ my friend David Dial. Good fun.
Posted Oct 25, 2008 11:25 am

psquierHawkeye Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008
Started the morning at Charles Mound in IL at 8:00am. Drove straight to Hawkeye Point in about 6 hours via southern Minnesota. My GPS told us to come from Sibley via the east but it would have been better to just come down SR60 onto 130th. Didn't see anyone there.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 9:44 pm

highlandvillagerNow public property  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

highlandvillager

Mrs. Sterler told me the county owns the land now, so there is no need to call her for access permission. Some "improvements" have been made to this highpoint with more apparently planned. HP15
Posted Jul 30, 2008 2:36 am

RedwicA Great Way To End A Trip!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Redwic

This was the seventh of seven HPs attained on my most ambitious weekend HP road trip to date; I drove 2600 miles in just over two days to complete this mega-loop road trip. HP #24 for me.
The owners wanted $1 for a commemorative keychain, but knowing they need donations for helping make this particular HP bigger and better in the future, I contributed $5 for the keychain. I will donate more to this HP project in the future, as well.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:42 pm

starship_jenHP # 39  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

starship_jen

4th of 5 HP's on this road trip. Beautiful day to be out. Warm, sunny, and a slight breeze. Lots of corn! Had to detour slightly because of road closures. Looks like they have plans to make some changes there. It will be really nice when it's done!
Posted Jul 7, 2008 8:14 am

chilkootA near miss  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

chilkoot

Route 60 was torn up and barricaded as we drove south from Minnesota. Had to detour and then follow the grid of dirt roads in order to spiral our way in toward the highpoint. Thought we might not find it. Finally found the sign partially hidden by trees along the side of the road. Once we parked the summit was obvious. Just keep climbing upward! ;-)
Posted Apr 29, 2008 10:41 pm

jimeganHAWKEYE PT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2007

jimegan

4TH OF A 14 STATE HPs 5,500 MI LOOP FROM OHIO 10/17 - 10/15
Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:35 pm

weeds19The Lakes region  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2001

weeds19

We were in Des Moines for a wedding and turned the trip into a tour of Iowa. Great folks at the HP!
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:50 pm

eric-grizThe sweet smell of hogs!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2002

eric-griz

We met the landowner on our visit to the HP of Iowa. He was a very nice guy. I got a free Hawkeye Point key-chain to commemorate my ascent. I guess you're supposed to pay for them now.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:09 pm

breagenStandard Driveway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006

breagen

Highpoint #3, ascent done on a cold day, had to put a coat on over my T-shirt. Next up, Whitney!
Posted Sep 27, 2007 7:00 pm

ZandtWhee!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Zandt

What a tough hike! *smirk* Very fun drive-by...how nice the property owners are to maintain such a spot for highpointers.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 12:03 pm

Holsti97Hawkeye Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2007

Holsti97

Visited the Field of Dreams and then drove through miles of corn, hogs, and soybeans to the highpoint of Iowa. Very windy day. Questioned my sanity when I signed the register at the end of a cattle feedbunk. HP #21.
Posted Jun 7, 2007 8:51 am

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

huskertriguy

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 May 29, 2007 4:44 pm

The edgeHP #19  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

The edge

Vive la France...
Nice cornfield...
I almost got a ticket for speeding on the way in...
Watch your speed!!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:23 pm

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

huskerhiker

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

surgent

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

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

TLP

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

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