I, for some reason, have done this one twice. The best part of this highpoint is the view of the trees, both on top of the tower and on the short hike from the parking lot. This, of course, is truest in the fall when I did it. HOWEVER, a "loving" couple decided to use the tower as their personal love nest the second time I went there, and because they were so, ahem, involved in what they were doing, they did not hear me climb the steps to the top. There is nothing that will ruin a highpoint more than an unexpected view of ugly, white, flabby man-ass. Must have been Packer fans.
Route Climbed: Hiking Trail Date Climbed: August 7 2005
A brisk walk uphill. We arrived at 7:30 when the park was to open and arrived at the summit 2 minutes later. The old metal tower is a far better view and a steel cable will provide saftey every 20 ft or so if you brought your harness. Well worth the drive. Stopped a little cafe (Moose Cafe) in town and had a wonderful home cooked breakfast.