Eagle Mountain Climber's Log

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Andrej21

Andrej21 - Oct 19, 2012 12:10 am

Yep  Sucess!

Nice view of the other Minnesota mountains from the summit. State high point.

gwave47

gwave47 - Oct 7, 2012 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

HP #45  Sucess!

Nice hike, away from it all. Unfortunately the fall colors disappeared sooner than expected.

incrediblemagpie

incrediblemagpie - Aug 14, 2012 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2012

Frenchy's First Summit  Sucess!

Perfect summer day on the North Shore. No bugs and sunshine! Our assault team consisted of five, my brother and his son, my son and his four year old, (Frenchy). First few 1000 yards went really fast. After the 4yr old fell a few times the pace became more leisurely. Those rocks and roots can come up on you fast. At least he does not get much momentum from a height of 4 feet. We met at least four other teams on the trail. We explored at the summit and enroute. Recon for the next adventure.

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Aug 7, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

HP # 30  Sucess!

Very rocky and mosquitoes a plenty but a beautiful hike. Whale lake is wonderful. Saw 2 ribbon snakes and tons of weird mushrooms but sadly no wolves.

larch32

larch32 - Mar 5, 2012 11:35 pm

Yeah Minnesota!  Sucess!

A nice early spring hike.

joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Mar 2, 2012 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2012

2' of fresh snow  Sucess!

Had to break trail through fresh powdery snow on snowshoes. Wonderful way to avoid the insects though. Had to dig around for the summit plaque

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.

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