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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

mattdalmanHP #29  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013


Did this highpoint while doing a family vacation to St. Louis. The hike to Mina Sauk Falls was enjoyable and just the right length for smaller kids to do without having to carry them the whole way.
Posted Jun 20, 2013 9:00 pm

DougBentonPerfect day for it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2013


Could not have asked for better weather. A little cloudy which kept the temp below 75. I hiked to the waterfall as well. Hardly a soul on the roads to get here, but there were several folks hiking to the falls...in spite of that, I still had long sections of the trail in solitude. Worth hiking to the falls when they are running!
Posted May 11, 2013 11:13 pm

triviastevevery hot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012
A ridiculously hot day in Missouri - 110 degrees by the thermometer in the car... I decided to actually do some hiking at Taum Sauk. Made the walk to the summit (easy), took some obligatory pictures, and then decided to go find some other trails to hike.

Very rocky trails there. I took 3 bottles of water with me, and once the first one was done, I decided to turn back, wanting to make sure that I had reserves just in case. Hiked for about 2 hours there... very little water at the falls, as it was very dry and hot.
Posted Mar 18, 2013 7:18 am

atavistEmbarrassing to bivy on this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2013


First HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Hiked over to see Mina Sauk falls at night.
Posted Feb 16, 2013 9:44 pm

xbaghatseven  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003


Posted Jan 20, 2013 12:58 am

chadbwThird HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012


If only they were all so easy... just kidding of course, the challenges of the others make them so much fun. If you have a chance go check out Mina Sauk Falls. If you go in August expect it to be all dry. The rocks where by the typical falls site are stunning and afford a great view even when there's no water.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 12:37 pm

BConleyHP #26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012


Pretty easy straigh forward HP good signage. We also stopped at the Jakk Longacre high pointers club founder memorial was very cool.
Posted Aug 18, 2012 4:07 pm

huskertriguyBeauty is where you find it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012


SHP #12

If you're above highpointing, then it's real simple: don't go, and your sense of superiority ought also to place you above trolling on SHP summit logs.

Hit this one up "on the way" back from a Radiohead show with my dad in St. Louis. I would've done the Mina Sauk trail, but for my 76-year-old father who doesn't get around as well as he once did and an additional 10 hours left to drive home.

Still, we both hit up the observation tower for the great views offered there.
Posted Mar 11, 2012 3:53 pm

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