Charles Mound Climber's Log

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starship_jen

starship_jen - Jul 7, 2008 8:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

HP # 40  Sucess!

Last of a 5 HP string on a serious road trip from upstate NY. Had to rearrange things to arrive on the weekend, but we made it happen. Beautiful day, but the bugs were horrific! That helped us make record time both up and down! All said and done--5 HP's and over 3,200 miles in just 4 1/2 days! Great trip!

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2007

CHARLES MOUND

CALLED OWNER AFTER FLYING TO OH FROM LAS VEGAS AND RENTING A CAR TO DO 17 HIGHPOINTS FROM MN TO LA AND BACK UP THE SE AREA. WAS DENIED ACCESS AND INVITED BACK DURING THE BRIEF OPEN DATES...LIKE I'M GOING TO BOTHER. AFTER 46 STATES, ONLY DENALI MIGHT BE OF INTEREST IF EXPEDITION CLIMBING BEGINS TO SEEM WORTH THE EFFORT. I'M HAPPY SKIPPING NJ, DE AND IL...IT'S BEEN A GREAT ADVENTURE

TJ311

TJ311 - Nov 21, 2007 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007

Ooops  Sucess!

I didn't realize that there were only specific access dates. I drove 175 miles to get there. Parked outside the fence and hiked the last mile up. A very peaceful highpoint.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 8:04 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2001

Nice spot  Sucess!

The town of Galeena has to be one of the most interesting rural towns in Illinois.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2002

HP #20  Sucess!

I had to call the owner to get permission to get there...
They were very nice but I heard that everything is changed now...They don't want people going there at any dates...
We parked at the front gate near the road... and walked all the way to the top...Just as we got to the summit, we saw a car full with 4 or 5 people driving by us and going to the top...
Come on, they could have walked for a change... the HP was close enough!!

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:12 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 1998

Count me in  Sucess!

#1 of seven Great Lakes HPs for this trip. Thanks to the landowners.

TLP

TLP - Aug 7, 2006 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Done  Sucess!

Made the LONG drive out there from NJ! 970 miles. One way. That's crazy. Glad it's over and done with. Not much to say. It's only open 4 weekends a year. So had to make a crazy trip to notch this on my highpoint belt.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jul 2, 2006 2:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Charles Mound,IL  Sucess!

Since the Illinois highpoint is only open 4 weekends per year we decided to drive down and climb it. 495 miles round trip. When we got to the gate there were several cars there and we met many friendly highpointers on the trail and at the summit and traded HP experiences. Lovely day and a nice view of the corn and soybean fields of Northern Illinois. HP #16.

jakefrisbee

jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:35 am

Check it off  Sucess!

Thanks to the owners for allowing access! And I like that they make people walk for it.

Drifter

Drifter - Dec 29, 2005 9:21 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: August 9th, 2000  Sucess!

This was part of a highpointing trip to the surrounding 'neighborhood'.

Steve Gruhn - Aug 10, 2005 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: Driveway Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

I finished the Lower 48 HPs by hiking to the top of Charles Mound. This was my 49th state HP.

Peter Creedon - Aug 5, 2005 9:13 pm

Date Climbed: 2/1/04  Sucess!

Easiest hike I have taken. I put a pole up on the top.



The weather was rainy. I went back to Saint Louis a very muddy guy.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Apr 3, 2005 6:14 pm

Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!

Very interesting. The owners were very nice, and the hike was quite peaceful. The summit is maintained very well, and the view of Wisconsin is idyllic. Plus, nearby is Galena (U.S. Grant) and Dyersville (Field of Dreams).

chilkoot

chilkoot - Feb 7, 2005 10:11 pm

Route Climbed: Driveway/Standard Date Climbed: October 18, 2001  Sucess!

A beautiful fall day to summit the mound. I met the Wuebbels in their office in town, and they were very gracious once they determined I was a real Highpointer and not just a tourist. This highpoint is a great spot to sit and think and savor a quiet landscape.

phillinley

phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 1:06 am

Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

This was the first summit i've ever got to share with my daughter, who was 10 months at the time. She was not to thrilled with the concept though ;)

Alpinist

Alpinist - Aug 19, 2004 1:24 pm

Route Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!

My 6th state highpoint. The hardest part is finding the place. There are no signs on the road.

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