Took the circuitous route from Hoosier Hill, down to Miami University first. (Beautiful campus, by the by.)
Phone calls to the center earlier in the week were not returned, and everything was locked up by late afternoon / early evening. So I had to ninja in. Did so quietly, didn't linger. Poor etiquette, no excuses, etc. I know; no need for reprimand. It would have been nice to hear back from someone, though.
Made this quick stop after camping at Buck Creek Lake the night before. It wasn't really a peak, but we parked and made the ascent without breaking a sweat. I had my 5 and 3 year old kids in tow. Only 48 more to go on the state high points.
#23... barely made it up the final grade! ;-)
Made our 2nd Highpoint! Campbell Hill Ohio. Missed it on Sat. 14th because we didn't get here until after the gates were closed so we stopped on our way back from a trip to Columbus.
I want to thank Who or whatever originizaztion owns this property for letting people visit and for maintaining the site.
This was a really cool highpoint. Very quintessential small town America. #17
It's a nice, grassy, green hill that my wife actually rolled down =)
Former NORAD aircraft monitoring station. Get a job.
SHP #15 for me. Personally, I am enjoying some of the easier ones... I know that some of them are going to be a lot of work!
The Highpointers Convention 2011 had their registration right at the summit. Still it is worth visiting the place and seeing the farmland that helps feed this country.
Returning from Toledo or Bowling Green
Drove here from Hoosier Hill on our way back home. Yeah, I'm half way. Though life is a journey, not a destination. #25 for me, #12 for Lillian. The school does a nice job maintaining the "summit". This one actually has a modest view. We got a kick out of the certificates that are available.
After Black Mountain and Hoosier Hill the two previous days, this little nub next to a career school was a sight for sore eyes. The climbing log was too wet to sign but I got a sweet participation certificate.
Stood Atop Ohio and saw the hand of God...no kidding it took me almost 30 seconds to drive up to the Top Of Ohio!
Hit the highpoint on the way home from Iowa after Christmas break. Marks # 24 for me, so almost halfway done. The walk-through gate was open, but the bins with information on top were locked.
Was in the area for the weekend due to the Glass Insulator show in Springfield OH. Perfect opportunity to get another high point!
Went on a Sunday, man gate car gate was closed but not locked, flagged down a maintance man and with his permission opened gate and did HP.
late night alpine ascent before they closed the gate
Super dark out but we crawled up and got some photos. This was the last high point on Doogies and I's trip through the mid-west. and it landed me at 34 high points completed.