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Stu BrandelSidewalk Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2006

Stu Brandel

Yes, my 16 year old daughter and 9 year old son did the 'mountain top' this day. But they also did the Taum Sauk Falls, a much stiffer test. There was water running.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 9:48 pm

eric-grizMissourah.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2002

eric-griz

Why do people pronounce Missouri, Missourah? Anyway, a nice little HP.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:42 pm

AlpinistScenic Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Alpinist

Drove down from Chicago for a quick overnight trip. The local area is scenic with some nice hiking trails. The fall colors were just starting to turn. HP #22.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 6:18 am

TadberryOzark Trek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Tadberry

Hiking from the Shut-Ins is always a nice walk.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 7:08 pm

Sarah SimonLovely summit glade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 1995

Sarah Simon

Beautiful glade at the summit. I love this part of Missouri. Combined this hike with a visit to Johnson Shut-ins.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 12:23 pm

The edgeHP #34  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2002

The edge

Two times there...
Two times it was pitch black...
I will have to rethink the whole strategy...
Never saw it in daylight...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:50 pm

IagosGhostFirst State Highpoint  Sucess!

IagosGhost

After an incredibly windy night of camping, the family took the short walk to the "summit." After that, we spent the rest of the day at nearby Elephant Rocks State Park which was way more fun and interesting than Taum Sauk.
Posted Jan 10, 2007 7:23 pm

surgentCoooold!  Sucess!

surgent

Racing an oncoming storm. Pretty much jogged, touched the tops, photos, got my but out of there and back to the highways - then the snow hit and hard. Saw lots of accidents on the interstate so I got off and stayed in a no-name hotel. More stress than it was worth!
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:15 pm

TLPOnly one in MO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

TLP

Drove to this from STL. Pretty hot day. Another car pulls in at the same time. Walk ahead of the family. Wait for them at the highpoint so they can snap a pciture of me. They come to the highpoint, and say oh this isn't the way to the falls, and walk back the other way. I'm like hey man! can you get a picture of me? They mess up the picture, so I have to set the timer and take it myself. I guess they weren't interested at all in the highpoint of MO. Makes me wonder if I should have been?! No, it was a nice little area. Just wish someone else would have been there to share a little highpoint enthusiasm
Posted Aug 28, 2006 5:38 pm

gwave47Highpoint Number 8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

gwave47

Read my trip report. It was an awesome time.
Posted Aug 10, 2006 1:47 am

blephotoTaum Sauk Succumbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

blephoto

Taum Sauk succumbs to relentless pursuit & dogged determination. After a 5 hour drive the arrival at the park was a relief. The 100 or so yard walk up the asphalt side walk to the highpoint marker was pleasant. The temps. were in the low 80's in July (can you believe it). This highpoint was a little bit of a let down after Elbert and Guadalupe, nevertheless, it is another highpoint in the bag. Taum Sauk Mtn. is in a truly beautiful part of Missouri with a lot of history. A trip here should definitely include a side trip to Elephant Rocks State Park just a few miles away on Hwy 21.
Posted Jul 23, 2006 6:52 pm

mad maximusNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

mad maximus

Nice day for a walk. Went down to the falls area.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 5:04 am

nogginFoggy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006

noggin

A wet and foggy day.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 1:15 am

Scrambling ManBackpacked from Johnson Shut-In State Park: Fall of 1999  Sucess!

Scrambling Man

The trail from the State Park is nice, especially in fall. The colors were tremendous. The State Park has some nice swimming holes. The falls along the the way are nice too. Taum Sauk highpoint isn't very exciting. The falls and Shut-Ins are more interesting.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 9:07 pm

kozRoute Climbed: From the parking lot Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

koz

Highpoint #28. Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 12:42 am

LinejudgeRoute Climbed: State Park Trail Date Climbed: December 28, 2005  Sucess!
Highpoint #7
Posted Dec 27, 2005 7:53 pm

paclimberRoute Climbed: path from parking lot Date Climbed: 12-11-05  Sucess!

paclimber

Arrived just before sunset. My 43rd state HP.
Posted Dec 14, 2005 10:38 am

mtsptfamRoute Climbed: Paved Trail Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

mtsptfam

My wife and I drove here on our way out west and it was a welcome rest from the drive. The weather was warm and breezy. Not busy at all for how nice an area it is. Tried to go up the fire tower but the hatch was locked at the top. Oh well it was still good to see God's creation from a different perspective.
Posted May 25, 2005 10:46 am

hgrapidRoute Climbed: General Route and Mina Sauk Falls Date Climbed: 5/14/05  Sucess!

hgrapid

There was heavy rain on the way to the highpoint, but it cleared up nicely when I got there. These are small mountains with very nice scenery. I hiked the 3 miles round trip via the Mina Sauk Falls Trail. It was really nice viewing the multiple waterfalls in the area. Highpoint#28!!!
Posted May 16, 2005 3:10 pm

BerenRoute Climbed: Paved Walk form Parking Lot Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!
Geez, this one was too easy. It's ADA accessible and a bit of nothing. I recommend the trail to the falls, it is a nice walk through the woods, especially in the fall.
Posted May 12, 2005 11:59 pm

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