Hawkeye Point

Five new sign posts were erected at the Iowa state highpoint. The signs point to each of the other 49 state highpoints, listing the distance to each. July 25, 2009.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 29, 2009 8:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Exciting to see

Humphreys Peak on there!

Also, exciting to see a sign on SP, as I was
getting tired of looking at flowers, butterflies and Trango Towers.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Jul 30, 2009 1:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Exciting to see

Ha! Thanks Larry.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jul 29, 2009 10:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Did you notice...

that Guadalupe Peak is listed as being closer to Iowa than Wheeler Peak even though it is 400 miles straight south of Wheeler Peak?

Alpinist

Alpinist - Jul 30, 2009 9:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you notice...

I missed that sign. I wonder if the distances are calculated by driving miles, and the roads to Guadalupe are more direct than Wheeler. (Yeah, that's it... :-)

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Jul 30, 2009 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you notice...

I did a Mapquest on both Guadalupe vs. Wheeler and Gannett vs. Granite. The signs appear inaccurate to me. I'll have to email Dave Covill when he gets back from the Highpointers Konvention and ask him.

Alpinist

Alpinist - Jul 31, 2009 11:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you notice...

Don't be too hard on them. I'm not sure the good people of Iowa have ever actually seen a mountain. It's not surprising that they don't know where the other HPs are. :-)

heikkilla - Jan 25, 2015 6:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you notice...

Not all the distances are accurate. It is over 400 miles driving to Eagle Mountain in MN and that is only listed as 201. It is a fun addition to this site, but would be nice if it was accurate.

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