Eagle Mountain Climber's Log

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jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007

EAGLE MTN  Sucess!

COULD HAVE USED WATER WINGS OR HIP WADERS AFTER THE MOST OCTOBER RAINFALL ON THE BOOKS HAD ALREADY ACCUMULATED. AFTER COMING FROM LAS VEGAS, I WASN'T GOING TO LET WET FEET STOP ME SO CARRIED MY BOOTS THROUGH THREE 100 YD STRETCHES OF OVERFLOWING CREEKS

weeds19

weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2005

Great Hike  Sucess!

We took our 3 mos old son on this hike and had a great time. Nice trail and great views from the rocks.

argothor

argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:25 pm

Eagle Mt.  Sucess!

Hiked Eagle with a friend and my golden retriever Thor. My second state highpoint.

breagen

breagen - Sep 27, 2007 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Eagle Mountain  Sucess!

Nice hot, humid, buggy Northwoods day!

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 10, 2007 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Tasty berries here!!  Sucess!

The wild raspberries and blueberries were common, and very tasty!!! The common loons (official state birds) were not so common, but we saw a pair of them on the lake. The mosquitos (unofficlal state birds) were abundant.

paclimber

paclimber - Jul 31, 2007 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Number 48

Five years to the day that I climbed Mt. Marcy (NY) as my first state highpoint, I completed the lower 48 here atop Eagle Mountain. Bright, warm, sunny day. Beatufil day to celebrate.

Globe199 - Jul 24, 2007 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

MN Highpoint!  Sucess!

Beautiful, thick forest all the way up the trail. Whale Lake is the best part of the hike, in my opinion. The reflection of the trees in the water is just awesome. Further on, the vista near the summit is incredible. Probably the best view anywhere in Minnesota. The trail itself is not very challenging, in terms of endurance, but is very annoying, with basketball-sized rocks everywhere. I don't think I'd do this hike again. The last mile or so out is grueling; the rocks just never end.

The mosquitoes were bad, but I've seen worse, and bug spray wipes worked great. Saw very few other animals -- one tiny garter snake and a squirrel. That was pretty much it besides some birds. It was a great experience overall. Took 4hrs 20min, including 25-30 minutes at the summit for lunch and rest.

One other thing. We brought hiking poles which helped immensely. They saved our knees from being bashed by the rocks on the way down.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2002

HP #14  Sucess!

Finding the TH was a challenge in itself;
The route was very scenic...
Coming back from the top and my friend sprained her ankle...
That wasn't a pretty sight!!

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:25 pm

Skeeters  Sucess!

I was transported by northern Minnesota's state bird, the mosquito. Went in at 220 lbs, came out at 180 lbs :)

TLP

TLP - Aug 28, 2006 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

MN is nice  Sucess!

This is a fun hike. Whale Lake is nice. I liked hiking through the forest. And there are two really nice overlooks on this mountain. The whole North Shore area of MN I found to be very scenic and beautiful.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jul 31, 2006 3:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Eagle Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked to the top with son Ryan and friends Ed, Joe, and Martha. Very hot day, but a nice hike in the woods. Met several other hikers. Had lunch at the summit and then drove to Grand Marais to participate in the North Shore Dragonboat Races. Fun weekend. HP #17.

TheBootfitter

TheBootfitter - Jul 26, 2006 11:23 pm

Multiple Ascents  Sucess!

I've been to the top a few times while hiking in the area. Fun 'climb' for Minnesota. :-)

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Apr 8, 2006 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006

Another HP, Another Thanks  Sucess!

Thanks for the pictures on the site, I immediatly knew I was almost there, thanks. Had to snowshoe the entire way, but was still able to summit and back to the car in 4hrs.(and in the dark)

The Vor

The Vor - Feb 23, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2003

1st Highpoint  Sucess!

Snow was slushy so made it a little rougher going. topped out and camped for the night. Very nice place to spend a spring evening.

Vengeance

Vengeance - Jan 10, 2006 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: Eagle Mtn. Trail Date Climbed: July '04  Sucess!

Great hike for a nice summer day... stood atop the rock at the summit and beat my chest like King Kong. Not much to see at the summit, but there's a great place to catch some beautiful scenery just short of it. Plenty of roots and rocks on the trail so make sure you watch where you're walking or you'll end up flat on your kisser!

spidy21 - Dec 1, 2005 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: Hiking Trail Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Great hike. Great view. I can't really remember to well but I thought I saw a nice cliff on the south side. Maybe some climbing? Maybe some boulders at the bottom?

Buddman - Aug 25, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: Eagle Mt Trail Date Climbed: 8-4-05  Sucess!

Start of the trail head was pretty nice going. Just a regular hiking trail. About 100yds it begins to change to a very rocky terrain. I would recommend that you don't do this in tennis shoes or sandles. ;) Bring some water. The view was very nice at the summit. The view of the mountain in the background of moose lake was pretty cool as well. The pictures don't do the scenery justice. :)

Steve Gruhn - Aug 10, 2005 8:07 pm

Route Climbed: From Eagle Muontain Trailhead Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!

Nice walk on a well-established trail.

mad maximus

mad maximus - Aug 7, 2005 5:04 pm

Route Climbed: Hiking Trail Date Climbed: August 5 2005  Sucess!

The hike was a little hard on the ankles even with heavy hiking boots on. The trail is full of large jagged rocks as well as roots, fallen trees and mosquitos. If you pace yourself, this is a nice long walk. Some trekking poles will aid in stability over the rougher rocks. The summit is up and back in the trees. The view in the late afternoon is beautiful.

bristleconesmith

bristleconesmith - Jul 7, 2005 7:53 pm

Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!

It is a breeze to the summit. While on trail, spoke with a family and they said to pay attention to the rock cairns so you can find the summit. It was a great piece of info. After you pass the first open area, vista, keep going down the trail and look for another clearing. At that clearing, look for a small rock cairn. Hang a right and continue to hike up. You should see another small cairn, follow the trail to the right. You will be a the summit quickly. Like everyone else, the mosquitoes were terrible.

Went back down the clearing for a view of the valley and had lunch. Watched a moose swim, from a distance, through the water.

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