Eagle Mountain Climber's Log

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jdzaharia

jdzaharia - Oct 10, 2011 10:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

Fall Colors  Sucess!

Left the trailhead at sunrise, which made for excellent photos at Whale Lake. The fall colors were great. Views from the overlook were great, and getting to the highest point in Minnesota was neat. Met one person with her dog when I was nearly back to the trailhead.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2004

You Betcha'  Sucess!

We took Gunner, our Boxer. Didn't see a single person or critter all day.

milanite

milanite - Aug 17, 2011 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010

Eagle Mountain (Minn.)  Sucess!

I got a bit of a late start on the afternoon of 29 September 2010, and found this highpoint to be a little more challenging than expected. The first three miles are fairly flat, but the trail is strewn with large rocks that must be negotiated carefully, especially after a morning rain. The ascent over the last half-mile is fairly steep, and the large summit plaque was a welcome sight. Then I had to hurry somewhat to get back to the trailhead before dark. It's beautiful country, especially in early fall, and I hope that you'll have more time to enjoy it than I did. The drive up from Duluth along Lake Superior is spectacular. This was state highpoint #28 for me.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Aug 15, 2011 2:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Rockier than expected  Sucess!

Hiked this after a week on Isle Royale.

Only a small handful of cars in the parking lot. I met all of their owners on my way up, and once again had a state highpoint summit entirely to myself. As mentioned in the profile, the views are to be had a short distance below the summit.

A much more rugged trail of exposed rock and root than one would expect in Minnesota. And the last half-mile or so shoots up-up-up!

After finishing the steepest part of the descent, I ran the remaining 3 miles to the trailhead.

SHP #9

xpda

xpda - Aug 10, 2011 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 1997

Minnesota  Sucess!

Mosquitoes!

peaker559

peaker559 - Jul 8, 2011 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

HP #3  Sucess!

Such a fun hike!!! If there weren't any mosquitoes it would have made it 100 times better

kiki91302 - Jun 2, 2011 8:36 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2011

EAGlE MOUNTAIN  Sucess!

My 3rd highpoint. Nice hike, beautiful day at the top. Encountered a black bear cub towards the end of the hike, did not see the mother bear thankfully. Great fun hike!!

Winex

Winex - May 14, 2011 2:33 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2011

One Mosquito  Sucess!

Easy hike and killed only one mosquito!

Markeymark - Aug 4, 2010 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Great Hike  Sucess!

Great weather, great scenery, nice hike.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Fifth Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

A nice walk - and the north shore of lake superior is really pretty. no bugs and a few blueberries at the top

eric-griz

eric-griz - Jun 2, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Short hike  Sucess!

A nice little hike via the standard route. I'd like to return and try the longer route from Brule Lake someday. State highpoint #35.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Feb 15, 2010 12:23 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

Winter ascent  Sucess!

My father and I wanted to do a little winter camping, so we spent the night at Whale Lake. It was 0(F) when we woke up. I ran up and tagged the peak while my father decided to stay back and break camp. I think he was in a hurry to get back to a warmer climate. This is my 35th state HP.

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 27, 2009 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2003

HP # 3  Sucess!

Climbed Eagle Mt in the dead of winter. Luckily it was a lighter than normal snow year so we were able to make it. I love this area in the summer!

osatrik

osatrik - Jun 28, 2009 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

SHP #48  Sucess!

I started bagging state highpoints in 1985. Summited while on my 8000-mile Great American Road Trip, in which I bagged the last 5 of my 49 state high points. Decided 12 years ago to forego Alasaka, I'd much rather go to Nepal if I can go on another 3 week climb somewhere. Met a nice couple near the summit. Bugs weren't too bad, which was good because I lost my repellant. Beautiful day in the woods, then back to the road to head for Iowa (my #49 and last) and on home to Seattle.

Tracy

Tracy - May 1, 2009 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009

Springtime adventure  Sucess!

My son, Travis and I hiked this during very wet conditions in the rain. Lots of snow still on the trail and half a dozen stream crossings where we had no choice but to wade. The water was even above some of the boardwalks which I am certain must be above water later in the year. The boardwalks that weren't under water had 12 inches of snow still on them. Despite the conditions we had a great time - especially compared to doing Iowa's highpoint the day before and Wisconsin's highpoint the day after. I highly recommend Betty's Pies for lunch afterwards - just north of Two Harbors.

marv5201 - Feb 15, 2009 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

marv5201  Sucess!

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL winter hike up to Eagle Mountain. The weather was a "10", about 12 degrees, light wind, fresh snow from two days ago that still hung on the evergreens making for a enchanted winter forest. The trail was traveled enough that there was never any doubt that we were headed in the right direction. We hiked up and back down in a little under 3 hours, oohhhing and ahhhhing all the way. There is a LOT of snow up there so while we did not actually locate the summit marker, some winter campers who were up there and had been there many times assured us we were at the peak. We would absolutely recommend this as a winter hike to anyone who enjoys a beautiful Minnesota winter wonderland. The hike was a breeze.

kavak

kavak - Dec 29, 2008 10:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Eagle Mtn TH  Sucess!

If you hike this one in September, the mosquitos are not much of a problem. Wonderful hike with my wife and saw a few people along the way. We had expansive views along the way at a rocky part of the trail close to the top. We really enjoyed the north shore of Lake Superior as well.

distressbark

distressbark - Dec 17, 2008 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

home state high point  Sucess!

I'm from Minnesota, and spent a great deal of my childhood camping in state parks along the shore of Lake Superior. Had the pleasure of hiking to the top of Eagle Mountain 5 or 6 times. Always look forward to going back.

One thing the page doesn't mention; the bugs are HORRENDOUS on this trail! The last view times I've gone, I recall being absolutely engulfed by mosquitoes and flies on the summit. Thick woods and bogs all around = insect mania. Bring some bug repellent if you want to enjoy your lunch up top!

montanachris

montanachris - Dec 16, 2008 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2005

Solace of the Woods  Sucess!

I love the Great Northwoods! This was an awesome hike just when I needed one; was going through some tough times and the natural quiet gave me the time and peace to do some soul searching! The blueberries at the summit weren't bad either!

aedwards

aedwards - Nov 4, 2008 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Good day for a hike  Sucess!

Hiked on Saturday, November 1st. Beautiful day.
Pretty typical hike for the area, rocky trail, good views to the south and west near the top. It was lovely weather, the lakes and streams had a fine layer of ice in parts. Realized I was out of film (I still shoot b&w film) when I got to whale lake. :-(

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