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themnkidTaum Sauk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017


Short walk into the forest here for the highpoint. Kept up well but nothing to see. We had many miles to go so we were not going to hike to the falls. Didn't see the marker for this one.
Posted Sep 9, 2017 7:42 pm

ScottyPThat was it?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017


Waterfall hike made it worthwhile
Posted Sep 4, 2017 6:24 pm

islandborn11Journey through Dixie  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2017


Just a short walk in the woods to a tiny site. Well maintained and respectable, just not too much there. Couldn't find the geological disc but no big deal. So, this was the end of a four state ramble through the south. Taum Sauk is of a pain to get to but that kind of goes without saying. I was beat after all the driving. I was never so glad to see Memphis for the flight home.
Posted Apr 12, 2017 10:46 pm

AliMc929Highpoint #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016


Hiked with my brother during our Labor Day weekend trip. Weather was gorgeous. My 10th highpoint and my brother's 7th.
Posted Sep 5, 2016 12:45 pm

larvitarLarvitour Stop #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2016


Spent the night at the campground, then hiked the high point and Mina Sauk Falls in the morning. It rained all morning, so the trail was a mess, but the waterfall was flowing hard. Lots of nice rocks there to climb/scramble over, just not while they're wet!
Posted Jun 8, 2016 11:50 am

MountainHikerCO4th new state high point in 2015  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2015


We managed to get 4 new state high points this year: Hood, Kings, Boundary & Taum Sauk. The biggest challenge was the extra driving on a trip to see family in Iowa. But then that is one of the great things about getting new summits. We see a lot of country we otherwise wouldn't have.
Posted Nov 30, 2015 2:56 pm

corsairHot and sticky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015


Hiked the Mina Sauk Falls trail on a 95 degree Labor Day Weekend. Falls were dry, as was everything else in Mark Twain Nat.Forest.
Posted Sep 17, 2015 9:43 am

funnyfarmLongest Walk of my trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2015


Well, at least I had to walk about 150 yds to get to the summit. Ohio and Indiana were even less. I could have created a hike on Taum Sauk but was on my way to see my new granddaughter and didn't have the time. Maybe when I return to Missouri.
Posted May 30, 2015 11:10 am

calebEOCState HP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2015


After a grueling climb of Mount Sunflower the prior day, my wife and I summoned up the fortitude to drive up this mountain also.
Posted May 10, 2015 11:31 pm

MusiscaDry Peak  Sucess!
Summited the spring of 2014. Very nice, but the waterfalls were all dried up. Take the 3 mile loop if you want to get a good hike in. It's always a little disappointing that the peak marker is right at the parking lot.
Posted Feb 3, 2015 9:37 am

captain.ronFinally made it to the home states high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2014


Alone on the summit, nice and peaceful!
Posted Jan 5, 2015 2:56 am

GlennDHP #13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2014


Quick stop off to walk to the summit enroute to Mammoth Caves.
Posted Dec 18, 2014 11:32 pm

Bark EaterFun area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

Bark Eater

Really enjoyed the St. Francois mountains. We hiked the Mina Sauk trail (falls dry but still fun), visited Jakk's Glade, hiked the Scour Trail, and camped in Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. The walk-in camping is highly recommended! #38 for me, #25 for Lillian, #9 for John, and #8 for Barb.
Posted Sep 16, 2014 11:54 am

OutdooraholicHIghpoint #23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


Not much too it but a fun drive though the Ozarks on the way there.
Posted Sep 12, 2014 3:28 pm

Paul McClellanNice Mina Sauk Falls Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Paul McClellan

The trail to the high point is well developed and unremarkable, but the Mina Sauk Falls loop was scenic and well worth the time to take.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 1:44 pm

harborHP #6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014


If anyone "attempts" this and doesn't get to click the "Were you successful?" button it is a sad day for that person.

Great drive through the Ozarks to a relatively uneventful hike. We explored the Elephant Rocks State park not to far and had a lot more fun there. I'm guessing hiking down to the falls would make this a little more fun. Very pretty area. One of us did end up with a tick though....
Posted Jun 15, 2014 1:26 am

punchlineHighpoint #12 - HOT, HOT, HOT!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2014


Took a short detour en route to a business meeting. Beautiful drive up to the mountain, dogwoods blooming and only a couple cars in the parking lot. Got there too late in the day to take a trip to the falls. Should do that next time I am in the area. Was not prepared for it to be 92 degrees - YIKES!
Posted May 6, 2014 6:32 am

IdahoScottHighpoint #11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003


A short day trip while working in southern Illinois.
Posted Apr 7, 2014 6:16 pm

iamrwoodNight Time Highpointing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013


Running late on a stressful, long drive meant arriving at Taum Sauk after dark. Creepy sounds as we hiked in to the highpoint.
Posted Jan 14, 2014 3:22 am

Jimmy RiversTaum Sauk at night!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

State HP #33......and our first one at night! We finally made it there, after a long weekend of driving through MS, LA, AR, and MO. Relatively uneventful, except for the fact that we were upset that we missed the daylight. Oh well, it still counts. Besides, it wasn't much to look at anyways, compared to some of our prior missions.
Posted Jan 12, 2014 8:57 pm

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